5. Composers in Their Time

Tuesdays 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In this course we will explore major composers and specific historical events that inspired them to write one of their major works, such as: Haydn’s “Mass in the Time of War,” Dvorak’s “Symphony from the New World,” and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13 “Babi Yar”. This will be a course about connections.

David Howard, cellist, was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra for 41 years. He earned a Master’s Degree in Performance and a Master’s in Education. He maintains a teaching studio and performs with the Frederick Symphony.

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