Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges to host free lecture Franz Shubert

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will host a free session discussing the life and music of Franz Shubert on February 24, 2010, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Homewood Residence, 770 Goodlette Road and 7th Avenue, in the Commons in Naples.

Participants will enjoy a musical portrait of the creative genius, Franz Schubert (1797-1828), a young composer who lived in the dramatic shadow of the great Beethoven. Born and raised as a citizen of Vienna, his life and music reflect the early years of Romanticism. Schubert’s contributions to art song, piano, and instrumental music are invaluable.

The session will be conducted by Dr. Ron Bowman, the Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students 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 and reservations are not required. For more information, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6133.

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