Ready to travel back through five centuries of European art and music?
The is holding a special five-part lecture/concert series in May that will take musical enthusiasts from the Renaissance period to present time. Every Tuesday evening during the month, you can visit the Athenaeum for a PowerPoint lecture presentation of seminal art works representing the dominant schools and tendencies will be juxtaposed directly with a live musical performance.
Victoria Martino will lead the concerts, which will explore and examine the political, social and ideological factors that led to significant stylistic shifts and transformations, illuminating pivotal moments in the cultural development of Europe. Music will be performed on a Baroque violin; a custom-built continuo pipe organ; modern violin; and piano.
The series’ schedule is as follows:
- May 1—The Renaissance
- May 8—The Baroque
- May 15—The Enlightenment, Rococo, and Neoclassicism
- May 22—Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism
- May 29—Fin de Siecle, Modernism, and Postmodernism
to find out additional information about each lecture/concert.
Tickets for this ongoing May event are just $19 for members and $24 for non-members for individual performances. Want to see all five? Members pay just $85 and non-members pay $110. Tickets for the entire series can be purchased online here while individual tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 858-454-5872.
Have fun traveling through time via musical instruments!