InterHarmony International School of Music Presents Open Master Class Series
Learn about the InterHarmony International School of Music Online by attending the Open Master Class Series. These free by RSVP classical music events will showcase IISM Professors. Informative and fun, potential students will get a taste of what it is like to study classical music at IISM.
Written in 1788 for a friend who helped Mozart when he was struggling with debt, Divertimento K563 turned out to be one of the most inventive pieces for string trio. Lazar, Kivrak, and Quint will perform excerpts from the trio and then discuss Mozart and analyze the piece. Grab a drink or aperitif and sit back and listen!
A look at Debussy’s piano music as it relates to the Paris of his time. Learn about the ways that Debussy’s music reflects French attitudes toward poetry, painting, and culture. Identify all the myriad references to poems, paintings, fairy tales, and children’s books that are embedded in the Preludes and other piano works. Start to see Debussy as the consummate Parisian and very much a product of his place and time!
Kick off your holiday break with American composer and InterHarmony International School of Music Artist Faculty Steven Christopher Sacco for "In the Mind of the Composer" on Tuesday, December 22 at 7:00 PM EST for an exciting and enlightening webinar seminar/discussion about the creation of music with the opportunity to discuss and pick the composer's brain at the end. Sacco will answer questions such as: What is my compositional process? Why do I compose? Is it important for performers to compose? Is it important for composers to perform? Featured pieces include Sacco's Quintet for Brass, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, and Book of Whimsey for Piano solo, and Six Studies for Fixed Media. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Sacco's work is performed internationally by some of today’s leading soloists and ensembles. Critics praise him for writing “absorbing, poetic and passionate music that easily engages the sympathies and attention of a concert audience.” International tours have seen his work performed in Australia, Asia, Europe and North and South America.
Join cellist Misha Quint as he works with talented students, sharing his insights on practicing, ways to reach goals within a short time, resolving technical issues using common sense and logical thinking that transforms the practice room into a scientific yet very exciting music lab filled with groundbreaking experiments. Quint hails from the world of the Leningrad Special School for the Gifted and St. Petersburg Conservatory, when students and their soloist professors practiced all day long, where concerts were not just entertainment, but enticed deep artistic discussions on artistry of classical music, emotive pieces and composers, and technique, and where classical music was a way of life. Now living on the other end of the globe, Quint is a soloist and Founder and Music Director of the InterHarmony® International Music Festival that take place in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria, Germany, and Online, and the InterHarmony® Concert Series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and the InterHarmony International School of Music Online that opened in the Fall of 2020.
Join pianist and IISM professor Alexandra Eames for an In-depth exploration of Chopin's Mazurkas, a highly stylized and exotic collection of dances. Chopin composed Mazurkas all his life; they outnumber all his other works. He was the first to bring these varied dance forms into the standard music literature, and they contain some of his most daring and inventive musical expressions. Pianist Alexandra Eames has spent decades studying these amazing pieces and has recorded many of them. Discover these marvelous dances and learn why musical notation cannot impart their unique flavor. Chopin wrote, "In Paris everyone wants Waltzes, but my pen keeps writing Mazurkas."
InterHarmony International School of Music creates rare opportunities to study classical music – from virtual to actual – with world-renowned teachers, performers, and music experts in a unique virtual learning experience to develop actual playing skills during the year with the enticing opportunity for students to meet professors actually at InterHarmony's Showcases at Carnegie Hall & its European summer festivals.