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Music Talks: History of the Symphony with Kevin Zakresky
Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until February 20, 2024
Since evolving from the 17th Century Italian opera overture, the symphony has embraced almost every trend found in Western music. During this five-part series, Kevin Zakresky will present selections from the most superb symphonies and composers of the past 300 years.
January 16 – Baroque Beginnings
January 23 – Classical Forms
January 30 – POSTPONED
February 6 – Beethoven
February 13 – 19th Century Developments
February 20 – Modern Takes
Kevin Zakresky is a vocalist, choir director and orchestral Conductor from Vancouver. He teaches singing at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music. He tours the world as a conductor for the National Geographic Symphony, Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, Heroes Symphony and others. In Vancouver, he is the Conductor of the Pacific Spirit Choir and Maddalena’s Descant. Past jobs have included teaching positions at SFU, Capilano University, Douglas College, Assistant Conductor of Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Director of the Pacifica Singers, and Conductor of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. He received his Doctorate from Yale University in 2012.
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This series is made possible thanks to a generous bequest in support of music at the Library from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.
TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
Instructor Kevin Zakresky will present this live five-part lecture series virtually via Zoom. Choose to watch the lecture on the Welsh Hall’s big screen, or join us online from the comfort of your living room.
- You only need to register once to attend any/all of the five lectures in this series. Everyone who registers will receive the Zoom link one day before each date listed above.