Thursday, June 1, 2023

Music in the Classical Era





What is the Classical Era in Music?

While often the word "classical" is used to refer to concert music in general, "The Classical Era" refers to a specific historical period: 1750-1820. as preceded by The Baroque Era and followed by The Romantic Era.

The Classical Era in music corresponds to the period also known as The Enlightenment. Significant events of this period included The American Revolution, The French Revolution, and The Napoleonic Era.

 Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven,three of the most beloved and well-known of all composers, represent the period for many listeners. There were, however, many others who also wrote great music and helped develop the style.

 How did the music of these and other composers reflect the ideals of times? How did they react to the social shifts from music primarily for the nobility or the church to music composed for a larger public? How did today's familiar forms like concerto, symphony, sonata, opera, and string quartet achieve prominence in the concert world.

 Maestro Butts has worked as a musicologist and conductor in the music of the 18th century, including the works of the period's three most famous composers and many of their colleagues.

 Join him for a 5-week course on the period Tuesday mornings at The Madison Public Library May 30 through June 27.


For further information and to register, click here.



Sunday, June 4, 2023 - 2:00 PM

Dolan Hall, The Annunciation Center, Saint Elizabeth University

2 Convent Road, Morristown New Jersey


Join us as the orchestra performs the challenging

Symphony #1 by Gustav Mahler.


To order your tickets, please click here.