Hoff-Barthelson Continues Great Composers Lecture Series with 'The Music of Love and Passion'

Hoff-Barthelson Continues Great Composers Lecture Series with 'The Music of Love and Passion'

Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Great Composers Lecture Series for music aficionados continues on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 7:30 pm with The Music of Love and Passion. Bring someone you love to this musical celebration of Valentine's Day! "Love is blind, and lovers cannot see," Shakespeare wrote. But musicians can certainly hear, and have not been deaf to the sirens and sounds of love - passions that have animated music almost as much as life. Acclaimed pianist and lecturer Michael Boriskin leads this steamy session exploring different kinds of love - romantic, physical, religious, spiritual - in the works of Mozart, Strauss, Mahler, Ravel, Prokofiev, Bernstein, and others. Their music, with or without words, has exerted the power of love's turbulence, chaos, drama, tenderness, and intensity. This session has a musical rating of "PG" - mostly!

The lecture takes place at the School located at 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. Admission is $25. HBMS students may attend free of charge. Space is limited; reservations are strongly encouraged.

Additional lectures in the series are: All Bach, All the Time (Friday, March 15, 2019, at 11:00 am); and The Music of Our Time: A Sonic Road Map (Friday, May 10, 2019, at 7:30 pm).

For additional information, or to reserve seats:

hb@hbms.org; 914-723-1169; www.hbms.org

About Michael Boriskin:

Internationally-acclaimed pianist Michael Boriskin has taken listeners in over 30 countries on provocative journeys across four centuries of music. From Berlin to Buenos Aires and Toronto to Tokyo, he has appeared at major concert halls and festivals, including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Ravinia Festival, BBC in London, South West German Radio, Vienna's Arnold Schoenberg Center, and Library of Congress.

He has performed as soloist with leading orchestras and as guest artist with countless chamber ensembles and has recorded extensively for Sony Classical, Naxos, New World, Bridge, and other American and European labels. He is a much-sought-after lecturer on both sides of the Atlantic, and is a familiar presence on National Public Radio as a performer, commentator, and host. He also served as Music Director of Mikhail Baryshnikov's fabled White Oak Dance Project, and is a program advisor for the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, the U.S. Department of State, and many other preeminent institutions.

He is the longtime Artistic and Executive Director of Copland House, the award-winning creative center for American music based at Aaron Copland's National Historic Landmark home in northern Westchester.

Photo credit and caption: Michael Boriskin is guest lecturer for Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Great Composers Lecture Series. Photo by Tracy Ketcher.

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