Concert talks

Classical Conversations

Pre-Concert Lectures

Why not increase your knowledge of the evening’s concert repertoire? Special 30-minute Pre-Concert Conversations before all Masterworks performances are designed to enhance your enjoyment of the concert by providing insights into the music and music-makers on the program—bringing you “inside” the music. Our roster of speakers includes a variety of music professionals who will bring different viewpoints and approaches to their conversations about the music.

Program notes are provided in the program book you receive from the ushers upon entering the concert hall. Concert-goers can read about the drama, the passion, and the inspiration behind the music they will hear in the concert hall. Browse your concert’s page on our website — for all Masterworks performances you will find program notes, audio samples, and other educational materials.

Pre-Concert Lectures are FREE and open to all concert tickets holders. Lectures begin on Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 2 pm on Masterwork Concert Weekends in section 208 of the Forum Auditorium.

qa-graphicPost-Concert “Talk-Backs” – Stuart Malina is joined by musicians from the orchestra and other concert participants for an informal, free-wheeling Q&A session with the audience, immediately following each Masterworks performance.

 

Interested in getting children involved? Welcome to the Concert is a FREE Masterworks Concert activity for elementary and middle school-age students that gives them helpful tools to approach the concert.