As the world celebrates the birth of this extraordinary composer, join us via Zoom for an afternoon exploring Beethoven’s life and works during his 250th anniversary.
Each of the three lectures, presented by one of Academy Travel’s expert tour leaders, delves into a specific period of his life and lasting legacy.
Date: Saturday 22 August, 2020 Time: 2.00pm-5.00pm Location: Via Zoom (Link will be sent to you) Cost: $15 per person Ticket booking: Online booking essential. Book your ticket below.
2.00pm Welcome Welcome and introduction by Robert Veel, Creative Director of Academy Travel and publisher of Limelight, Australia’s leading classical music magazine
2.10pm Beethoven, Bonn & the Road to Vienna Dr Tom Ford commences the afternoon with an exploration of Beethoven’s early career and how his life and study in Bonn and Cologne illuminate the foundations of his later success.
3:00pm Musical interlude, selected by Dr Tom Ford
3:10pm Beethoven: the music of a visionary Royna McNamara continues by showing how Beethoven’s later works in Vienna shaped the future of music.
4:00pm Musical interlude, selected by Royna McNamara
4.10pm Visions of Beethoven Christopher Menz concludes the afternoon, by analysing how Beethoven’s iconic status has been used in the arts, from the Vienna portraits, to Warhol and 20th century film.
Dr Tom Ford is a specialist in classical music, with a PhD on Mozart. He is currently PR and media manager (classics / jazz) for Universal Music Australia. Tom He has written extensively on classical music, penning articles that have covered topics from Mozart and Beethoven to Gilbert and Sullivan.
Royna McNamara is a musician, educator and conductor. Royna holds a B Mus Ed from the Conservatorium of Music. She holds a Masters of Education from the University of Sydney, where she was awarded a scholarship to study Music Performance Practices. Royna has also worked as a session lecturer in Music at UNSW and the University of Sydney.
Christopher Menz is an art expert and music lover. He was formerly director of the Art Gallery of South Australia and held senior positions at the National Gallery of Australia and other major galleries. He is a regular contributor to Australian Book Review and has led music and art tours to Europe and the United States for Academy Travel.