The extraordinary life of Heitor Villa-Lobos – Spring 2024

Julian Williamson
Victoria Hall
Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm

Spring Term 2024:
21 February – 27 March (6 weeks)
Members:  £76 Non-members: £98 Spring
Concessions: £10 (call the office 020 8340 3343)

Summer term 2024:
17 April – 22 May (6 weeks)

Spring Term
Villa-Lobos must be one of the most unjustly neglected composers.  You will probably know his name but – almost certainly – only through acquaintance with one or two of his works.  Most of his repertoire is sadly ignored.  Yet this flamboyant figure produced a treasure–trove of exciting innovative music over a period of some sixty years.  Ranging from music for solo guitar through chamber music and orchestral works to opera, his huge output has a sparkle which truly reflects his own larger-than-life personality.  Our course will attempt to unlock some of his little-known treasures and, at the same time glimpse behind the curtain of his remarkable life.  I can promise you it will not be dull.

Julian Williamson
Julian trained at the Trinity College of Music, London, after which his career developed as a freelance conductor and lecturer. He has directed concerts in all London’s major halls and has also worked abroad, including lecturing on opera in Verona.