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Orchestra History II: The Classical Era ~ FRI, JUN 5, 7PM

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Orchestral music is one of the foundations of Western culture. After the origins of the symphony in the Renaissance and Baroque eras, the orchestra entered the standardization of the Classical period, with its specific roster of instruments. Presented via live video stream with interactive Q&A, by Maestro Thomas Shoebotham, Friday, June 5, 2020, 7:00PM.

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Orchestral music is one of the foundations of Western culture. Maestro Thomas Shoebotham returns to continue our survey of orchestral history.  After the early origins of the symphony in the Renaissance and Baroque eras, the orchestra entered the standardization of the Classical period (about 1730-1830), with its specific roster of instruments. The instruments themselves also continued to evolve, which allowed composers much greater expressive range. Presented via live video stream with interactive Q&A, by Maestro Thomas Shoebotham, Friday, June 5, 2020, 7:00PM.

Thomas Shoebotham has taught and performed on the cello in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Mr. Shoebotham plays a 2004 Anthony Lane cello, which won a silver medal for tone at the Violin Society of America competition in Portland. Also a noted conductor, he has directed performances for a number of groups, including Emerald City Opera, Opera San Jose, Berkeley Opera, Peninsula Symphony, West Bay Opera, Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Albuquerque Philharmonic, and Palo Alto Philharmonic.