AMICI MUSICAE

 
Amici Musicae is a group of people who share a great interest in the arts, music in particular.  Everyone is welcome - just bring an inquisitive mind and the desire to meet new friends!  These events are free, though donations to the WSO are accepted and appreciated!  Your donations will support the WSO's education and outreach programs in our community.   

 

An opportunity for classical music lovers to deepen their knowledge of music begins again in September, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. With the cooperation of The Great Courses, the WSO will be hosting a series of lectures, both live and pre-recorded, on the following topics: 

 

The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works


The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works is a guide through more than 200 years of keyboard music, and in 24 lectures will give you the knowledge and insight to enjoy and appreciate the stunningly diverse literature of piano music. In addition to the study of music, the course digs deeply into the artistic and social environment that shaped music itself, shedding light on what inspired these great works and how they were created. 

 

Dates for Lectures

Windsor Public Library Riverside Branch on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The following lectures will be delivered by the well-known and highly appreciated Dr. Robert Greenberg on DVD.

 

September 10

  • Piano Starts Here

  • J.S. Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1


September 17

  • J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

  • Mozart: Piano Sonata in c minor, K457


September 24

  • Beethoven: Appassionata Sonata

  • Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120


October 1

  • Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B♭ Major

  • Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28


October 8

  • Chopin: Ballade in g minor, Op. 23

  • Schumann: Kreisleriana


October 15

  • Liszt: Years of Pilgrimage

  • Liszt: Sonata in b minor


 

 

October 22

  • Brahms: Handel Variations, Op. 24

  • Brahms: Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118

 

October 29

  • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

  • Debussy: The Sunken Cathedral


November 12

  • Debussy: Préludes, Book One

  • Albeniz: Iberia


November 19

  • Ravel: Valses nobles t sentimentales

  • Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 5

 

November 26

  • Rachmaninoff: Études – tableaux

  • Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7


December 3

  • Handel’s Messiah double-bill


December 10

  • Copeland: Piano Variations

  • The A-list

By donation, your contributions will go towards the WSO’s Community & Outreach Programs.
Tax receipts will be issued for all donations.

 

 


 

 

INSTRUMENTALLY SPEAKING

Get the whole picture with Instrumentally Speaking, the WSO’s pre-concert talks.

 

These interesting and informative talks are held an hour before the start of each Masterworks, Intimate Classics, and Classics in the County series concerts.

 

Talk are led by WSO Music Director Maestro Franz or by WSO Associate Conductor Peter Wiebe and frequently feature musicians, guest artists, composers, and other special guests. The talks are free with your concert ticket and provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the music about to be presented.

 

  • Tepperman Masterworks Concerts - Pre-Concert Talks begin at 6:30 p.m. inside the Capitol Theatre.
  • The Morris & Beverly Baker Foundation Intimate Classics Concerts - Pre-Concert Talks begin at 1:30 p.m. in Assumption Hall.
  • Classics in the County - Pre-Concert Talks begin at 6:30 p.m. at Leamington United Mennonite Church.