Webinar: From Athena to Zeus: Greek Mythology in Classical Music
Speaker: Betsy Schwarm
Description: The ancient Greeks didn’t invent ‘classical music’ as we know it, but they certainly provided abundant inspiration. Terpsichore, the music of the dance, and Apollo, god of music and the arts, were not to be overlooked, nor was Orpheus, whose singing so charmed the ruler of the Underworld that he returned Orpheus’ beloved wife to the mortal world. As music historian Betsy Schwarm will show in this program, Grecian connections led to the creation of some marvelous music. The ninety-minute program will conclude with time for Q&A.
Betsy Schwarm is a classical music historian, classical radio host, music appreciation professor, pre-performance speaker, and an author of nine books on classical music history. Betsy combines those backgrounds in her classes and talks for OLLI – and other organizations in the Denver metro area.