New Years: For the Love of Music

December 28, 2015 - January 1, 2016
Offered by Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA

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New Years: For the Love of Music

Dec 28, 2015 – Jan 1, 2016

A musical journey with Maestro Karl Middleman

Register and pay by August 31, 2015:
$625/shared room; $745/private room; $475/commuterRegister and pay on or after September 1, 2015:
$655/shared room; $785/private room; $500/commuter

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Celebrate the coming of the New Year at Pendle Hill. Be inspired by a musical adventure with Maestro Karl Middleman, renew body and spirit in a mindfulness retreat led by Valerie Brown, or combine creativity with reflection in the art studio with Melanie Weidner. However you participate in our New Years programming, you will be treated to a delicious home-cooked New Year’s Eve dinner, a chamber concert featuring returning soprano sensation Jessica Lennick, and our traditional midnight meeting for worship.

Karl Middleman loves to open the world of classical music to all comers – neophytes and long-time listeners.  With energy, enthusiasm, and a multitude of audio and visual examples, he illuminates and heightens appreciation for the works and performers he explores with participants in his beloved retreats.  Put yourself in the hands of the Maestro and prepare for a lively musical journey that will leave you inspired and refreshed.  On this guided tour, you will explore the hidden secrets of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, the transcendental power of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and the mysteries of Hildegard von Bingen’s medieval melodies.  Our search for musical inspiration will also lead us to contemporary settings of Alice in Wonderland and encounters with pianist Glenn Gould, conductor Gustavo Dudamel, cellist Yo Yo Ma, and 13-year-old pianist sensation Umi Garrett.


Karl Middleman is a versatile musician, composer, and lecturer, and a favorite among workshop leaders at Pendle Hill. He conducts many choirs and orchestras, including the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, which he both founded and directs. Maestro Karl blends scholarship and showmanship, spicing his lively presentations with musical tapes, film clips, and piano demonstrations. On the faculty of Temple University, Karl is a career educator and serves as a Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Council of the Humanities.

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