Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges to host free lecture on classical music

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will host a free lecture on classical music of the twentieth century on July 28, 2010, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Homewood Residence, 770 Goodlette Road and 7th Avenue, in the Commons in Naples.

At the turn of the twentieth century, classical composers were challenged to find new harmonies and innovative ideas after the creative rush of romanticism. Some sounds alienated listeners, and modern composers were forced to return composition to a formula that music appreciators could understand. Musically, the program will explore neoclassicism and mainstream classical music.

Conducting the session will be Dr. Ron Bowman, Vice President of Student Development at Hodges University. He holds a doctorate in music from Florida State University and is a frequent lecturer on many musical topics in the community. A classical baritone, Dr. Bowman is the president of the Naples Opera Society and appears frequently in concerts and operas.

The session is free of charge but reservations are required. For more information, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6210.

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