Lively Listening With The Rocky River Music Study Group
What are several Lakewoodites doing in Rocky River every Thursday morning? They are happily listening to Baldwin Wallace University faculty member Dr. Christine Dorey, musicologist and raconteur. Lecture is an inadequate description of her entertaining and informative talks with and about classical music. The weekly sessions are based on works to be performed at upcoming Cleveland Orchestra concerts. Her knowledge and wit enliven wide-ranging observations on the social, political, technical, and musical environment of the work; the life, idiosyncrasies, and musical import of the composer; and the broad brush and tiny details of the music itself as she plays recordings, often with commentary on the musical personalities of the performers as well. Each session is education and entertainment in itself and invaluable preparation for those planning to attend the corresponding concert.
Meetings are held Thursdays from 10:00 -11:30 at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd. in Rocky River. You can contact John Hansen, Treasurer, 216-521-1779 with any questions, or just show up.
Everyone is invited to attend for free as a guest for one session. Then you will want to join the group for the ridiculously low annual dues of $60 for the 20 session season running from September to March.
And those Lakewoodites? They can’t wait for the first meeting on September 27th to see Dr. Dorey’s new car – a pink Malley’s Volkswagen Beetle!
Subhana Cathy Graf
Married to Kevin R. Graf, Sr.; grandmother of Gannon and Brennan; retired from Defense Finance and Accounting Service; member of Lakewood Presbyterian Church where I play in the handbell choir and lead Dances of Universal Peace. Enjoy theater, art, reading, skiing and sailboat racing.