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Mozart's Juggling Act

In the final movement of his final symphony, Mozart performs one of the more extraordinary displays of musical, mathematical, and creative prowess ever presented by a composer – and he makes it look (or sound!) easy. In this session we examine how a work that, on its surface is seemingly just another bit of musical fun, reveals extraordinary skill on so many levels.

Previous experience with music theory or classical music is not necessary to understand this session!

Faculty Member: Eric McIntyre
Discussion Date: Apr. 13, 2022 at noon

Meet Professor McIntyre

Eric McIntyre maintains careers as a conductor, composer, instrumental performer, and educator. At Grinnell College he teaches music composition courses and directs the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra. He also contributes to Grinnell's Liberal Arts in Prison Program, for which he has presented lectures, taught credit-bearing courses, and conducted several performances of the Grinnell Symphony at Newton Correctional Facility. His current research interest involves the teaching of music listening skills among incarcerated populations. McIntyre is music director of the Central Iowa Symphony in Ames and has served as the leader of the brass program for the Swakopmund Musikwoche festival in Swakopmund, Namibia. His past music director positions include the Fort Dodge Area Symphony, Ottumwa Symphony, and the new music ensemble AURA.

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Wednesday April 13
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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