Scott Foglesong

Imagine!
With Scott Foglesong

Listening doesn’t have to be a spectator sport: learn how to be an active listener! This 6-week series of conversations, held in person in San Francisco and live over Zoom, will explore music in a new frame. Scott Foglesong will be your guide for six stimulating guided listening events that will open a whole new world of sonic and musical adventure!

ATTEND IN PERSON

Sessions will be held at the Foo Family Reading Room at the new Bowes Center for the Performing Arts in San Francisco. A limited number of in-person tickets are available. In-person series price: $150 for six sessions, $30 for single sessions (includes the option to attend online)

ATTEND ONLINE

Online participants will also be able to be part of the conversation, adding questions and comments. Online series price: $100 for six sessions, $20 for single sessions

DATES, TIMES, AND TOPICS

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. Pacific
Imagine The Symphony
 

Monday, October 25, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. Pacific
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 “Eroica”
 

Monday, November 1, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. Pacific
Imagine The Concerto
 

Monday, November 8, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. Pacific
Brahms Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77
 

Monday, November 15, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. Pacific
Imagine The Symphonic Poem
 

Monday, November 22, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. Pacific
Debussy La Mer


No one is turned away for lack of funds! Contact info@amateurmusic.org to request a reduction of the fee.

Who should attend?

If you’ve ever felt intimidated by a classical concert experience, this series will liberate you to immerse yourself in this exciting and dynamic music. But everyone who loves music will enjoy these interactive musical conversations.

How should I prepare?

We’ve provided listening selections for each session below for you to enjoy, but you don’t need to study up: just come prepared for an hour of musical fun.

How do I attend?

ATTEND IN PERSON

Sessions will be held at the Foo Family Reading Room at the new Bowes Center for the Performing Arts in San Francisco. A limited number of in-person tickets is available.
PLEASE NOTE: proof of vaccination is required for in-person attendance.
In-person ticket holders will also have the option of attending online.

ATTEND ONLINE

Online participants will be part of the conversation, adding questions and comments to the live event.

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A partnership of Amateur Music Network and San Francisco Conservatory of Music Continuing Education

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About the Mentor

Scott Foglesong headshotScott Foglesong is a pianist, musician, teacher, writer, cat-lover, music history devotée, occasional computer geek and sometime programmer. He has been on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1978; nowadays he serves as a department chair in addition to enjoying the honor of educating some of today’s most promising young musicians. In 2008 he was named recipient of the Sarlo Family Foundation Award for excellence in teaching. He has taught Music 27 (Introduction to Music) for the Fall Freshman program at UC Berkeley since 1991, is associated with the San Francisco Symphony, both as a Contributing Writer and as an “Inside Music” lecturer for the Symphony’s weekly subscription concerts, and is Program Annotator for the California Symphony, after formerly serving in the same capacity for the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, New Hampshire Music Festival, and Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra. Professor Foglesong was formally educated at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and the San Francisco Conservatory, but his informal education continues everywhere, without cease.