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Sacramento Event: ARC Orchestra Features “Carmen” Lecture Series

The American River College (ARC) Orchestra invites the community to an informative and entertaining virtual spotlight on Bizet's timeless opera “Carmen” this fall. Led by Director and ARC Music professor Dr. Steven Thompson, the Orchestra is offering a combination of online rehearsals with lectures from experts across the curriculum - including lawyers, professors, and opera singers in virtual lecture halls. “If you love opera and want to take a deeper dive into one of the most enduring classics of all time, you need to check out the ARC Orchestra’s ‘Carmen’ Project,” said Thompson. “I invite all opera fans - and music lovers in general - to join us this fall.”

Here is the schedule for the “Carmen” Project. All events are on Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm on Zoom and on the college’s YouTube channel:

  • September 2 Join Thompson for an overview of the opera, its connections to the present, its history, and its musical significance.
  • September 16 How to Kill Your Lover and Maybe Get Away with It – David Brooks, author and former public defender in El Dorado and Placer counties
  • October 7 CSI Seville: Tracing the Authentic Roots of Prosper Merimee's Novella, “Carmen” – Laura Pritchard, San Francisco Opera/Harvard University
  • October 14 Carmen: Foremost Femme Fatale – Robin Fisher, Professor of Music, Sacramento State University
  • October 21 Why the Bullfighter Always Gets the Girl: The Archetypes of Don Jose and Escamillo – Paul Epstein, MA in Psychology and Drama Therapy
  • November 4 A Conversation with Music Historian Robert Greenberg, Former Professor of Music with the San Francisco Conservatory and lecturer with the Great Courses
  • November 18 Mindfulness in Music – Alexander Kahn, Professor of Music, Sonoma State University
Thompson lectures at ARC where he also directs the ARC Orchestra, a unique, like-no-other, multi-generational, community college orchestra.

Date & Time

Weekly on Wednesday

Oct 07, 2020 through Oct 21, 2020

7:30PM - 8:30PM

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