The incomparable Frank Denyer gives two lectures on the 'Romantic Era' accompanied by live symphony orchestra as part of The Romantic Weekend with the Torbay Symphony on the 24th and 25th November at the Ariel Centre in Totnes. Both lectures are at 6pm in the concert hall in the Ariel Centre.
In the first lecture on Saturday 24th, Beethoven's Eroica, the work that heralded the beginning of the Romantic Era in music, is explored and explained. The TSO will be on the stage, ready to accompany and demonstrate live the ideas and the music.
In the second lecture on Sunday 25th Wagner's Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde provides the material upon which this talk is based. Once again, the TSO will be there to help illustrate the content.
Richard Gonski, conductor of the TSO writes:
"For those of you who don't know Professor Denyer, you can read his biog here. He is without doubt one of the most knowledgeable, erudite, amusing and entertaining lecturers I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. He is also one of the UK's foremost composers - his music is absolutely unique and stunningly beautiful.
This is a real opportunity to hear see and hear something really special."
You can buy tickets for the talk and concert (which opens with the Eroica) here.