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Bryn Mawr College Learning to Listen: What Makes Music Expressive? with John Andrew Bailey
Start Date: 3/26/2017Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 3/26/2017End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description:
To be "expressive" is "to effectively convey thought or feeling." While nineteenth and twentieth century discussions of musical expression tend to be theoretical, philosophical, abstract, and vague, this program takes a different approach. Using insights from composers, performers, and theorists from the 1600s to the present, as well as recent work by cognitive scientists, we'll explore concrete, practical ways that musicians make music expressive.

John Andrew Bailey is music director of the Bryn Mawr Renaissance Choir. He also serves as organist at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, and accompanies the Chorale and Chamber Singers of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. As a harpsichordist and fortepianist, he has appeared in recitals with soprano Julianne Baird, and as a concerto soloist with baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare and the Philadelphia Bach Festival series. Bailey holds degrees in harpsichord from the Eastman School of Music, where his principal teachers were David Craighead and Arthur Haas.

The Coleman Sisters Learning to Listen Series was established in memory of Elizabeth Coleman Mooney ’48 and in honor of Susan Norton Coleman ’45, who wanted future generations of students to derive the same great pleasure from music that they did.

The Series features virtuosic musicians in a salon-like atmosphere with tasty refreshments and informative conversation. Learning to Listen events are free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets are required. 

**Please note that the event date has changed to: Sunday, March 26, 7pm

 Music Room, Goodhart Hall,
Bryn Mawr College 
Free Admission, Refreshments will be served 

For further information, call the Bryn Mawr College Office for the Arts at (610) 526-5210 or visit
Location Information:
Bryn Mawr College
Contact Information:
Name: Angela Dowdy
Phone: (610) 526-5210
Bryn Mawr College Learning to Listen: What Makes Music Expressive? with Joh
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