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Classical Encounters

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday, repeating until May 23, 2017

Enhance your listening skills with this music appreciation four-class mini-course that explores four basic periods of music including Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century all in the beautiful setting of the WMAA. Led by Morrie Brand, the current WSO Academy of Music director and a composer, former professional musician and college music instructor. Classes are held four consecutive Tuesdays – cost of course is $40 for all four classes.

Venue

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
221 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
Greensburg, PA 15601 US
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