Frances Pew Hayes Center to host free lecture on classical "art" music

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will host a free lecture on classical music. The lecture will be held at the Barrington Terrace Learning Center, 5175 Tamiami Trail East, in Naples on Monday, August 1 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

During this session, participants will discover how songs became “Art Songs” in classical music. There is a definite developmental path that is truly international in scope. For this lecture, guests will also explore the early roots of the genre with Franz Schubert and the subsequent German masters, such as Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, and Richard Strauss. Art song and recital repertoire is a major player in classical music, and this lecture is a starting place for other future discussions.   

The lecture will be conducted by Dr. Ron Bowman, the Vice President of Student Development at Hodges University. He holds a doctorate in music from Florida State University. Dr. Bowman is a frequent lecturer on many musical topics in the community. A classical baritone, Dr. Bowman is the president of the Naples Opera Society.

This program is free of charge and open to the public.  No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Sarah Eldridge at (239) 598-6210.

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