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Rainbow Lifelong Learning Institute, Boston

A BACH Bacchanal: If It's Baroque, Don't Nix It!

with Liz Diamond


Schedule: This course will take place on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM for five weeks during Session 2 (10/27/21 - 11/24/21).  This course will be on Zoom.

Course Description:

This course will provide a virtual bacchanal/overview of the music of arguably the greatest composer of all time: J. S. Bach (the instructor’s personal favorite), as well as a framework for what to listen for. The goal of this class is for students to discover the joy and genius of Bach! Students with no musical background or lots of musical experience are welcome. Each student will be asked to give a brief presentation on a Bach piece of their choice—a list of resources will be provided. Class discussion encouraged. There will be a short Bach Gem of the Week for home listening and discussion.

Enrollment Limit:  Unlimitted

Course Leader:

Liz Diamond: Liz received her BA from BU with a concentration in Music, and a Masters from Lesley College in Education/Integrated Arts. She plays flute, piano and guitar, and taught music K-8 in the Salem (MA) Public Schools. She created Women’s Educational Media, Inc., and produced Straight Talk About Lesbians that was nationally distributed, and The Lesbian Primer, carried by New Words Bookstore….Liz  represented Steinway pianos at M. Steinert & Sons in Boston, and is delighted with not working, and finding community in Rainbow LLI,  including others who are interested in classical music. Liz’s passions include Bach, photography, talking with kids, and walks in beautiful places. 

  • Oct 27 - Nov 24th, 2021
    Wed for 5 weeks from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Online Class

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