Orchestra Overview by Susan Haig
A three evening program, by the Associate Conductor of the Florida Orchestra, covering orchestral music, composers, concepts, and terms.

Susan Haig  

Program Overview

A quick survey of orchestral music, composers, concepts and terms.  The three evening programs, each with a unique topic, provide a basis for life-long exploration and enjoyment of orchestra concerts.

October 4, 2006
So what's with Beethoven?

The classical era (hit tunes in Europe while we were declaring our independence), or Europe's top 40 tunes in 1787. Beethoven's "bridge to the future," the first
baton-wavers, and Berloiz, the radical.

October 9, 2006
Nature, nationalism, and heart-on-sleeve composers:
Why Orchestras became huge in the 19th century, why the French rebelled (or did they,) and an American style is born.

October 18, 2006
Orchestral music today:
Old and new sounds of the of the 20th century; Beach, Bernstein and the 15 B's; back to John Adams, and 21st century orchestras.

Toronto Star
"Susan Haig has won critical acclaim for her exceptional musicality, imaginative and spirited conducting style and superb sense of communication with musicians and audiences alike.  Through a varied career that has encompassed pianist, opera coach, and conductor of orchestral and opera repertoire, her leadership has been described as "original", "inspired", "deeply musical" and energetic."

"Recognized as a strong advocate of public access to the arts, Ms. Haig speaks frequently on issues relating arts to education, media, and community."

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Program Dates & Time

So what's with Beethoven?

Nature, nationalism, and heart-on-sleeve composers

Orchestral music today

7:00 - 8:30 pm


$5 per night