Tuesdays | 10:00am

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Join Musicfest Director of Education, Youth Performance, and Community Programming Ben Baer for group listening sessions of works from our Festival Orchestra week. Participants will meet with other classical music enthusiasts to listen through works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and more in a unique conversational format. 

Pieces will be played accompanied by a projected score, and at intervals the music will stop for brief discussion and commentary from participants and Ben. Of consideration will be questions of themes, instrumentation, rhythm, tempo, mood and interpretation. 

The goal of these sessions is not to be an “ideal” concert-type listening experience, but rather an opportunity to slow down and consider the parts of a piece in new ways, developing our ears for future listenings to each work. 

Tuesday, November 15 – Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Tuesday, December 6 – Brahms Symphony No. 2

Tuesday, December 20 – Tchaikovsky Symphony No.2


Getting Here

Community Room at Arizona Musicfest

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA


Ben Baer

Ben Baer