Check out the Music Institute of Chicago‘s new livestreamed free lecture series, Beyond the Stage: Musicians on Music, which offers insights and perspectives on a range of musical topics spanning classical, jazz, and popular music. Following each talk, viewers have the opportunity to ask questions. The series begins February 18 and runs through June.
Designed for music enthusiasts across the globe, the free series showcases esteemed members of the Music Institute’s faculty, which includes nearly 200 experienced and dedicated educators and performers with degrees from the world’s finest music schools.
The schedule is as follows (all Central Time):
Thursday, February 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
“Women in Jazz”
Music Institute Jazz Studies Director and trombonist Audrey Morrison explores the contributions, and often untold stories, of outstanding female jazz instrumentalists from the 1920s to the present in this lecture and listening session.
Thursday, February 25, 7-8 p.m.
“The Hamilton Phenomenon”
Music Institute Musical Theater Artistic Director and librettist Matt Boresi examines the most popular and culturally impactful musical in decades, from lyrics to orchestration to staging, and traces Hamilton’s meteoric ascent to a permanent place in musical theatre history.