GMALL: Beethoven Lecture
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning presents a two-part lecture on Ludwig van Beethoven with Erik Nielsen on Wednesday, July 30, at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester. In Part One, ‘Why Listening to Beethoven Still Matters’ Nielsen will explore Beethoven, his times and the approaches he used in creating his masterpieces. He will show through examples why Beethoven’s work remains fresh and inspiring today and why listening to it is still a moving experience from 2 to 3 p.m. Part Two follows, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., and will look at two of Beethoven’s most popular and enduring works: Piano Concerto 5 (nicknamed The Emperor) and Symphony 7, both works from his late-middle period when he was at the height of his popularity. Nielsen will help listeners explore the works with greater understanding, to derive increased enjoyment from the Manchester Music Festival concert happening the following day. Following the lecture on Wednesday, everyone is invited to stop in and listen to the MMF rehearsal in the Arkell Pavilion. The registration fee is $15 if paid in advance or $20 at the door. For more information and to register, visit greenmtnacademy.org or call Gloria Palmer at 802-867-0111.