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The Other Night School: The Curious Case of Classical Music with Dr. Josh Byrd

The Other Night School: The Curious Case of Classical Music with Dr. Josh Byrd

While we all might think of a favorite classical piece or composer, how exactly does that music or individual fit into the history of Western music? Which composers stayed within the conventions of their time? Who went rogue? Hop on board a fast and furious "virtual time-machine" as we explore the social, musical, and economic issues that helped mold and shape music as we know it. From the monks of Monty Python to the virtuosity of Paganini, this evening's discussion will try and put everything we hear on a daily basis into a historical perspective.

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The Other Night School is a lecture series in partnership with Hills & Hamlets Bookshop, the University of West Georgia College of the Arts and Humanities, and AIR Serenbe. University professors give talks on topics of interest—historical, intriguing, and curious—in a setting relaxed and dynamic. Following the lecture is a conversation with the speaker, a question-and-answer discussion paired with wine and cheese. 


AIR Serenbe

AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices

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