This Mini-Music series takes a look at the creative process of music, revealing some of what to listen for and to look for behind the scenes. Join us as we explore concepts of musical imagery, performance practice, critical listening, opera staging and production.
In today's global culture, we are confronted with a truly bedazzling array of musical dialects - everything from pop to classical, to the musical traditions of various cultures. How can we both preserve the "linguistic" integrity of different repertories within the Western canon and yet, continue to be innovative as performers? Prof. Poletaev will offer his perspective on the often conflicting demands of both early and modern instruments and their repertoire - while attempting to remain true to both!