Webinar: Not Just Zorba the Greek: Greek-born Composers of Classical Music
Speaker: Betsy Schwarm
Description: Greek mythology provided abundant inspiration for ‘classical’ composers, though it was generations before the Greeks began to write it themselves. Home-grown composers blended ideas borrowed from Greek folk dances and cultural history with elements of Western European classical music, creating a form of expression that was (and still is) uniquely their own. Music historian Betsy Schwarm will survey 150 years of Greek ‘classical’ composers. One name you’ll likely recognize; one film score you probably will. Taken together, it’ll be a range of compelling music from a refreshing cultural perspective. The ninety-minute program will conclude with time for Q&A.
Betsy is a music historian, classical radio host, music appreciation professor, pre-performance speaker, and 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.