Women Composers with David Gordon Duke [VIRTUAL]
Wednesday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until December 1, 2021
Gain a deeper understanding of the music you love through insightful lectures by entertaining and knowledgeable speakers, stimulating discussions, and some great on-screen performances. 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.
Women have composed music in various classical styles for centuries, but until recently, their contributions to the history of music have been neglected and ignored. In a series of fall presentations, let us introduce a host of remarkable composers going back to the earliest days of the Western classical tradition and extending to exceptional figures living amongst us.
David Gordon Duke teaches at Vancouver Community College and regularly contributes reviews and essays to The Vancouver Sun, Early Music America, and Classical Voice America.
November 3 – Medieval era to the 17th century
November 10 – Baroque and Classical eras
November 17 – Romantic era
November 24 – 20th century figures
December 1 – Canadian composers
What you’ll need: A computer with speakers (or headphones) or your smartphone/tablet.
Upon registering below, you will receive a recurring Zoom link two days prior to each date above. This link will allow you access to all five lectures. You only need to register once.