The Chathams Library resumes its online adult education series. On Wednesdays, March 3rd, 10th and 17th at 7:30 p.m., we are offering a series of lectures for adults. Barry Wiesenfeld, musician, published author and faculty member of SUNY and Ramapo College, will be giving a three-lecture series. The three B’s of music – The modern version: Bach, Beethoven and the Beatles. The lectures are held virtually via Zoom.

Session 1 – Back to Bach – Wednesday March 3rd

In the first session, Barry will discuss how Bach teaches us how music works and how he outlined music theory concepts that are used to this day. We will learn about some of his great works by dissecting them to understand their components and his contributions to music.

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Session 2 – Learn Ludwig – Wednesday, March 10th

This second session shows how Beethoven absorbed and ruled the musical world into which he was born, and transformed Romanticism into Classical. He lived a tragic life, but gave his music concepts and emotions that are unparalleled to this day. This lecture will discuss his life and contributions to the world of music.

Session 3 – The Beatles: 50 Years Later – Wednesday March 17th

This talk will show how five people (yes, five) took the popular music that came before them and changed what was to come. The floors of her studio were littered with pieces of former glass ceilings, and her music changed lives forever. We’re going to isolate some of the spices in their recipes and you will hear their music differently and deeper in the future.

Registration for this fascinating series is now open! You can choose between one, two or all three lectures. Click here to learn more and to register.