Music in Shakespeare/Shakespeare in Music

  • Submitted by Judy Walker
For our April session I will explore the role that music played in Shakespeare’s plays, both tragedies and comedies. For the first part of the presentation I will discuss the most prominent composers and  performance practices of that time and share some examples of how music was integral to the appreciation of his works.
For the second part, we can look forward and discover the rich legacy of music of all genres that was influenced by the writings of Shakespeare.  This will allow us understand how so many composers were inspired by his characters, the richness of his language and the dramatic content of his works.
I am a 14 year resident of Oakmont where, upon retirement I rediscovered my love of performing and listening to music as well as appreciating what the Santa Rosa area has to offer in this field.  I’m deeply involved in playing the piano and harpsichord and participating in chamber music groups..  I’ve performed in a number of recitals as a piano soloist and as an accompanist. In addition it is my honor to be involved in and contribute to both Music at Oakmont and Oakmont Music Lovers organizations.

WHEN:          Tuesday April 2nd, 10:30 – 11:30 am
WHERE:        Berger Center
COST:            Free admission

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