Music History | Adult, Precollege
From world folk and popular music, American vaudeville and European nightclubs, join Cliff Hardison, RSO percussionist, as we take a lively tour around the world!
Starting in 18th century Germany, then onto 19th century Europe and Russia, to early 20th century American ragtime and jazz – with a few pit stops in South America and Africa – this fun and engaging journey explores all the ways in which the modern-day percussion section came into the orchestra.
With an up-close look at Bolero, with its hypnotic and seductive charm, to the musical polar opposite – the signal of battle in Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony – this course will reveal the significance of percussion in orchestral repertoire and beyond.
Adults: $50/subscription; $15/individual class
Students: $25/subscription; $7.50/individual class
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Cliff Hardison is the Principal Percussionist for the Richmond Symphony, a position he has held with the orchestra since 1999.
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