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Seminar on Elements of Western Classical Music and Jazz
Elements of Western Classical Music and Jazz
By
Marc Rossi

Many of us, who like to listen to the Western Symphony Orchestra and Jazz, feel handicapped for the lack of knowledge of basic technical aspects of this beautiful and rich music. For those of us who have some background in Indian Classical Music, often wonder about the similarities and differences between these seemingly different music forms.
This seminar will provide some insight into the basic building blocks of the Western Symphony Orchestra and Jazz music. It will answer the questions such as “The structure and progression of music in a Symphony Orchestra Concert”, “Interplay of the theme, Melody and Harmony”, “What to look for and expect in a concert” and “Similarities and differences between Western Classical Music, Jazz and Indian Classical Music”. This will enable the audience to develop a better understanding and appreciation of this music form. The nature of the seminar will be interactive and questions from the audience are welcome.

Marc Rossi
Marc Rossi is a composer and jazz pianist proficient in the contemporary classical jazz and world music idioms. He received his Master's degree in music from New England Conservatory. He has also received formal training in Indian classical music and Sitar from Peter Row. Marc has been on the faculties of Tufts University and New England Conservatory and is now an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music.
Marc has numerous recordings and performances to his credit. He has composed A Concerto For Sitar and Chamber Ensemble. He has presented several concerts under the theme of Raga-Jazz Explorations and composed music based on Hindustani classical ragas. Marc's music has been performed and recorded by The Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, concert pianists Jeffery Jacob and Cameron Grant, the New England String Quartet, Soprano Margot Emery and pianist William Merrill, cellists Xin-Hua Ma to name a few. As a keyboardist he has performed, recorded and toured with various performers and groups worldwide. For more information about Marc Rossi please visit www.marcrossi.com


Date: 03/30/2003
Location: LearnQuest Academy of Music, 108 Elm Street, Waltham
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Organized By: Learnquest Academy

Cost: $ 5.00

Contact: 781-788-8718

Web: http://www.learnquest.org
Email: events@learnquest.org
Directions: Take rt. 128/I-95, take exit 26 for Waltham and rt 20 East. Follow rt 20/Main St. to center of Waltham. Go past the intersection with Moody St. and take the next right on to Elm St. Go through the next traffic light and rail road tracks and bear right. LearnQuest is on your left, opposite the Car Wash.


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