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When

Occurs on Sunday March 29 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Venue

Vashon Center for the Arts
19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island WA 98070

Performance Notes

× Sunday, March 29, 4:00 pm Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door | $5 for youth

During the 2020 season Vashon Center for the Arts will present three lecture-concerts with host and lecturer Michael Tracy accompanied by Seattle-area musicians in an in-depth, multi-media review of renowned composers discussing their lives, cultural milieu, and social environment. This intimate look into their lives and works provides a deeply personal experience with the music. Since his life spanned 57 years, with hundreds of compositions for piano, orchestra, chorus, string quartet, opera, song, etc., it would be impossible to do justice to a great musical genius in a single lecture. So for this anniversary VCA audiences will be treated to two lectures covering the amazingly productive life of Beethoven. Note that the second lecture will be held in November 2020. Michael Tracy will be joined at both lectures by Mark Salman and his sons Benjamin and Jonathan, who will play and discuss some of Beethoven’s composition masterpieces.

Toward the end of the 19th century and into the early 20th century Spanish artists, architects, writers, and musicians dazzled the world with their unique Iberian culture. Spain’s growing industrial economy, along with a more progressive political environment, helped give rise to a new wave in Spanish culture. Michael Tracy will discuss the Spanish orchestral suites, dances, and rhythms of Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, and Federico Mompou. With their work, Spanish culture joined the world stage of great national genres.

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