Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $22 (10% off for current CFABS Members)
The Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs is proud to continue our “Meet the Composers” classical music series. Join international artist and lecturer, Dr. Anne McLean the first Sunday of each month as she performs in a multi-media presentation highlighting a great composer’s music, fascinating historical insights and visual images of that unique era.
Buy Tickets What's So Funny? Humor in Music - Sunday, February 5, 2017; 3:00pm
Fifth in the series is: What's So Funny? - Humor in Music. Some composers enjoyed moments of silliness in their music, which is not always apparent in the 18th Century. We will hear examples of that, along with some good old fashioned 20th Century humor found in the music of Spike Jones and Victor Borge.
Buy Tickets Who the Hector was Berlioz? - Sunday, March 5, 2017; 3:00pm
Sixth in the series is: Who the Hector was Berlioz? Young Hector thought he was destined to be a physician, until he took a running leap out of the anatomy class, only to stop when he arrived in the safe halls of the Paris Conservatory. Everything was larger-than-life in his imagination — the orchestras, the number of compositions, the outrageous love life, and his struggle with bi-polarism. Come hear about his over-the-top life.
Buy Tickets Beethoven, the Bold - Sunday, April 2, 2017; 3:00pm
Seventh in the series is: Beethoven, the Bold. What makes Beethoven’s music so popular with the general public throughout the ages? Does his music speak to all humanity through his music? Enjoy listening to live performances and multi-media performances of his best-loved classics, and learn about the highs and lows of his personal life.
Buy Tickets Rachmaninoff, "From Russia with Love" - Sunday, May 7, 2017; 3:00pm
Eighth in the series is: Rachmaninoff, "From Russia with Love". This well-loved Russian composer said he couldn’t write music without great melody, which caused many critics to dismiss him as a lightweight Romantic. Enjoy the ravishing beauty of his music in live and multi-media performances, and learn more about how Rachmaninoff suffered the loss of his Mother Russia to make a new life in America.
Buy Tickets Mozart, the Immortal - Sunday, June 4, 2017; 3:00pm
Ninth in the series is: Mozart, the Immortal. When we think of great music, the name of Mozart comes to mind His short life is filled with personal and create twists and turns, that remind us how even a supremely gifted being is challenged to cope with the realities of life. Anne McLean will illustrate the beauty and simple perfection that underlies Mozart’s music, whether in opera, orchestral, piano, or sacred music.