Did you know that much of the diverse selection of music played by orchestras happens to be organized in the same way? Some listeners find that a basic knowledge of this ‘musical recipe’ helps them bring a heightened understanding to a concert experience – even of music they’ve never heard before. Music Director David Anderson will explore one of the most common musical recipes – called sonata form – and in the process, provide a few listening strategies for those who can’t wait to get back to a live concert experience.
This is a great session for those who are curious about how composers can tell extended musical stories in compelling ways. You’ll have the chance to develop expectations for how these narratives progress, and in the process, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this music even more! No prior knowledge of music theory or history is necessary.