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H-C Chamber Music Festival/Center for Life Enrichment Music Classes

Call CLE for lecture tickets and locations at 828-526-8811



Saturday, July 11 – 10 AM - 12 Noon

"Happy Birthday, Ludwig! Beethoven at 250"

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, this class will examine some of the key events in the Master's life, discuss several representative works, and consider the latest research about the nature of his hearing loss. Presenter: Stephen Crist, PHD in music history from Brandeis University



Dr. Stephen Crist


Saturday, July 18 – 10 AM - 12 Noon

"My Life in Radio"

The Voice of Classical Music on WABE radio in Atlanta for over 35 years and a mover and shaker in Atlanta's cultural life, Lois Reitzes will talk about her very colorful life on the air, interviewing hundreds of some of the most important cultural figures of our day. Presenter: Lois Reitzes, host of "City Lights with Lois Reitzes"



Lois Reitzes


Friday, September 11 – 2 - 4 PM

"Women in Opera"

This presentation will review selected opera plots that highlight women as strong, fierce and remarkable. Women's issues with stories will be discussed in a fast-paced, entertaining and humorous format. Presenters: Stella Zambalis, soprano and Stephen Dubberly



Stella Zambalis, Stephen Dubberly


Wednesday, September 30 – 10 AM - 12 Noon

Jazz: America's Best Gumbo

This presentation will explore how and why jazz could have only originated in the U.S. and the fascinating ingredients of technology, history, race and even religion created the perfect recipe for this "new" 20th century music. Presenter: Dwight Andrews, composer, musician, educator and minister



Dwight Andrews

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Tel: 828-526-9060      Fax: 828-526-4893      Email: hccmfnc@gmail.com
507 Chestnut Street/P.O. Box 1702 - Highlands, NC 28741





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