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MUSC 288: The Orchestra and Its Music

UNCSO in concert in Memorial Hall, December 2018. (Joshua Walker/UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music)

Professor Evan Bonds
Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00 – 3:15 pm

With an orchestra you are building citizens, better citizens for the community.
– Gustavo Dudamel

MUSC 288 is a study of the symphony orchestra and its historical development from the mid-18th century to the present, as well as the music it plays, including selected works in a variety of styles. Involving both listening and reading assignments, this course is a great way to get to know the anatomy and repertoire of one of the quintessential Western music ensembles! Musical works studied, include Haydn Symphony No. 2, Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, and observing our own UNC Symphony Orchestra rehearse Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain. 

This course may not count toward the requirements of the music major. It provides 3 credit hours toward graduation, subject to the overall limit on music hours.

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