James Wynne, retired Jefferson Township High School Music Director and Director of the Jefferson Community Chorus, will present a lecture “The Anatomy of a Symphony” at the Jefferson Township Public Library on October 16 at 1 p.m.
This lecture will look closely at the musical style known as the symphony. This style was popularized during the late 18th century, especially in the creative hands of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven – but the idiom continued to develop during the 19th and into the 20th centuries.
Typically, this form is written for orchestra, which also developed from about 20 players in the 18th century to the modern symphonic orchestras which perform in concert halls today.
The symphony is a multi-movement work – most commonly four movements – and each movement contains distinct parameters. The lecture will feature both audio and video musical examples to help the listener understand the idiom more fully.
For more information, contact the Jefferson Township Public Library, 1031 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge – phone 973-208-6244 – website: http://www.jeffersonlibrary.net. The library is open from 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.