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.
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.
Carlos Andrés Botero is musical ambassador and assistant conductor for the Houston Symphony. He first came to the Symphony in 2014 to serve as co-host of “Musically Speaking with Andrés.” He works closely with Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada in the preparation of repertoire and commentary delivered from the stage. He also serves as cover conductor for all classical subscription programs and leads the Symphony’s “Prelude” pre-concert talks before each classical performance. Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Mr. Botero serves as orchestra consultant, music education lecturer, guest conductor and string clinician with first-level orchestras in the Americas, including the Colombian Youth Philharmonic and the Houston Symphony.
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
Early Registration: $165 if registering by Sept. 4
Rice Alumni: $158
Note: Participants receive a special discount on tickets for select fall performances by the Houston Symphony.
+ “Rimsky-Korsakov: The Best Method for Learning is to Teach”
+ “Borodin, Mussorgsky and the Mighty Five: ‘Our Nation, Our Music, Our Rules’”
+ “Tchaikovsky: The Gift of a Sweet, Inexhaustible, Super-sensuous Fund of Melody”
+ “Prokofiev: Of Originality and Other Double-edged Swords”
+ “Shostakovich: The Manifold Assertion of Stylistic Plasticity”
Photo depicts a performance in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia.