December 28, 2013 – January 1, 2014 Saturday through Wednesday (4 nights)
As the 20th century approached, a hurricane of new movements unmoored the musical forms of Old World Romanticism. Between 1870 and 1920, new styles – Modernism, Impressionism, Orientalism, Primitivism, and Neo-Classicism – altered the musical shoreline. Whether you are a classical music newbie or a seasoned enthusiast, prepare to be blown away by Karl Middleman’s navigation of the exciting musical cross-currents of such composers as Debussy, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev. Also included are American composers inspired by jazz and musical theater. There will be time, too, for personal reflection and sharing of the events that have changed us, and opportunities to re-anchor in the present moment.
$595/shared room; $710/private room; $455/commuter
Register by August 31 and get a 10% discount.
Karl Middleman is a versatile musician, composer, lecturer, and conductor of many choirs and orchestras, including the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, which he founded and directs. Maestro Karl mixes scholarship with showmanship, peppering his lively presentations with musical tales, film clips, and piano demonstrations. On the faculty of Temple University, Karl is a career educator and is currently a Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Council on the Humanities.
based on accommodations choice
About the accommodations
Prices for overnight programs include room, board, and tuition.
These quiet, single rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and are simply decorated with a twin bed and desk.
For those who elect to share a room with a guest or another participant, these offer comfort at a modest price.
Commuter rates include lunch and dinner during the program.
Private rooms are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis, with consideration given to those with special needs.