Russian Masters: Classical Music Before and After the Revolution

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Carlos Andrés Botero, musical ambassador and assistant conductor of the Houston Symphony, explores some of the greatest Russian composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Painting of Russian Theater

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, explore some of the greatest Russian composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Carlos Andrés Botero, the musical ambassador and assistant conductor of the Houston Symphony, is your guide for this journey through the works of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Borodin, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and other outstanding composers who created works before and after the revolution. Offered in conjunction with the Houston Symphony’s fall performances of “Russian Masters,” this course provides an accessible introduction for new and long-time classical music lovers.

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Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GHUM1059.F17.1 Carlos Andrés Botero On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2017

Instructor: Carlos Andrés Botero

Carlos Andrés Botero is an orchestra conductor, music education lecturer and consultant with first-level orchestras in the Americas, including the Colombian Youth Philharmonic. He is the Musical Ambassador and formerly served as assistant conductor for the Houston Symphony. Mr. Botero has taught five courses with the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies on Beethoven; Haydn, Mozart, Brahms and Mahler; Russian Masters; and How Classical Music Became Modern.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 18, 2017

End Date: Oct. 23, 2017

Schedule: 7–8:30 p.m.

Length: Five Mondays (no class Oct. 9)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $175

Early Registration: $165 if registering by Sept. 4

Rice Alumni: $158

CEUs: 0.75

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Photo depicts a performance in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia.