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Our 110th season promoting music performance in Baton Rouge

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October 23, 2018

  

THE WORLD OF MUSIC THE MUSIC OF THE WORLD

Music of the Americas is largely Eurocentric, and this is the tradition in which most Americans remain immersed. All art is a reflection of culture, and other cultures have found expression in music reflecting their own reactions to the world in which they find themselves. We will examine and open our minds, our ears … and hopefully our hearts by listening to historic recordings of music from other parts of the world.  Study leader: Dr. Victor Klimash

January 22, 2019

  

FOUNDERS’ DAY 

Celebrating Kay Hawthorne

BRMC, LFMC, NFMC

Pianist, Organist, Harpsichordist, Teacher, and Bells Jubilate Director
 

Duo Pianos

Alexander’s Ragtime Band........................................................................ Irving Berlin

Medley............................................................................................................ Cole Porter

Easy to Love  —  I Love You  —  I Get a Kick Out of You

Star Dust............................................................ Mitchell Parish & Hoagy Carmichael

Kay Hawthorne, piano Gail Kinney, piano

Februrary 26, 2019

  

HYDRAULIS TO WIRELESS:

WHY MOZART CALLED THE ORGAN
“THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS”

This introduction to the organ, its history and influence in music, art and design, will include a visual presentation and sonic demonstration, concluding with a “field trip” via elevator to the second floor (access friendly—no climbing required!) to see the pipe layout of the current 3-manual, 63-rank Schlicker organ from 1972, which will be replaced by an exciting new instrument in 2020.

Please note that this Study Group Meeting will be held in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, with hospitality in the Ory Parish Hall adjacent to the Sanctuary. Study leader: Dr. Richard Webb

Arpil 23, 2019

  

EARLY JAZZ IN BATON ROUGE

New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz but many of the greats came from Louisiana's smaller towns. Joe “King” Oliver hailed from Abend; Kid Ory left LaPlace to team up with Louis Armstrong and went on to greatness. But who were the jazz musicians who stayed home? Sam Irwin, author of “Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean” discovers the jazz greats of Baton Rouge.