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2017-2018 Season

Discovery Lectures

Attain a new level of musical insight! Our roster of distinguished guest speakers will reveal the historic and cultural aspects of various musical periods, composers, and works.

Indian Hill Music, 36 King Street, Littleton MA | Tickets $10 | Free for IHM students


Through the Musicologist's Lens: Romanticism and Nationalism in 19th Century Music

Jacquelyn Sholes


Saturday, September 16 at noon

Dr. Jacquelyn Sholes

Musicology Faculty, Boston University; Visiting Faculty, Brown University; President, N.E. Chapter, American Musicological Society


How does music connect to the other arts and literature? What is the influence of national identity on music? In our opening lecture, Dr. Sholes will talk about the aesthetic trends and compositional techniques that epitomize romanticism and nationalism in 19th century music.


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From Copland to Cage – and Beyond

Stephen Drury



Dr. Stephen Drury

Pianist, Conductor, and Champion of Contemporary Music; Artistic Director and Conductor, Callithumpian Consort; Faculty Member, New England Conservatory.


Do you love listening to classical music… but are uncertain about 20th century works? Most audiences would agree that different styles of music present different listening challenges, and the music of the past century represents some of the most demanding of all. Our guest lecturer Dr. Stephen Drury will provide a helpful understanding of this remarkable musical period while highlighting some of the major composers such as John Cage, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Philip Glass, and more.


Tuesday, October 24 at noon
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How Do We Know It's Mozart?

Eric Kamen



Eric Kamen

Composer, Performer, and Piano Faculty, Indian Hill Music School


Mozart: Romantic or Classicist or Futurist? And how do we know it's Mozart? We'll examine how Mozart arrived on the music scene at a pivotal time in European culture and explore how he shaped and moved the dial on form and expression. By cross-referencing other art forms of the time, we can see if Mozart was contemporaneously 'in-tune' with the ground swell and evolution of personal expression in the arts - leading the way toward Romanticism. Come hear Mozart up close and personal while holding a facsimile of an original score in your hands.


Tuesday, January 9 at noon
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A History of the Village Vanguard

Bob Blumenthal


Bob Blumenthal

Legendary Boston Globe Jazz Critic, Author, and Consultant at Marsalis Music

Open since the early 1930s, New York City’s Village Vanguard is known as the most famous jazz club in the world. Jazz expert Bob Blumenthal will lead us through the rhythmic past of jazz nightclubs, the early history of the Vanguard in Greenwich Village, and the stories of the many jazz greats who played there, such as Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane.


Saturday, February 3 at noon
02/03/2018 12:00 PM 02/03/2018 2:00 PM America/New_York A History of the Village Vanguard Jazz expert Bob Blumenthal will lead us through the rhythmic past of jazz nightclubs, the early history of the Vanguard in Greenwich Village, and the stories of the many jazz greats who played there, such as Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane. Indian Hill Music, 36 King Street, Littleton MA


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A History of the Concerto

Daniel Felsenfeld



Dr. Daniel Felsenfeld

Composer and Author; Pre-Concert Lecturer at New York Philharmonic

Learn about the fascinating history, structure, and cultural value of the concerto, from a composer's perspective.


Saturday, April 14 at noon
04/14/2018 12:00 PM 04/14/2018 2:00 PM America/New_York A History of the Concerto Dr. Daniel Felsenfeld will discuss the history, structure, and cultural value of the concerto. Indian Hill Music, 36 King Street, Littleton MA


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