Spring 2017 Lecture Series

Descriptive Music: From The Four Seasons to La Mer


Historian, musician, and professor of musicology at The Peabody Institute, Richard Giarusso leads a compelling series of talks examining composers’ explorations of the descriptive capacities of music – from imitations of birdsong, to programmatic symphonies, to evocations of mood, landscape, and image.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm / Image and Expression in Baroque Music

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm / Programmatic Music in the 19th century

Tuesda, March 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm / 20th-century Water Music  - located in Shriver Hall Clipper Room (please note new date and location)


FREE General Seating

Suggested Donation: $10



Lectures are in the auditorium of Mason Hall, facing Wyman Park Drive, on the Hopkins Homewood campus. Parking is available in the South Garage, which is entered from Wyman Park Drive opposite the Wyman Park Building.  The south-end elevator inside the glass-enclosed Parking Office brings passengers to the Mason Hall lobby.

The re-scheduled lecture on March 28 will take place in Shriver Hall's Clipper Room