A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Symphony III


Course Description

Here’s your chance to experience the wonders of the symphony orchestra from Mozart to the present day. Every week we will study works being performed in upcoming concerts, both symphonic and chamber music This course surveys the evolution of the orchestra and its repertoire, with special attention paid to works performed during Montreal’s concert season. Time permitting, we will also explore the instrument families of the symphony orchestra: strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion. We will also discuss the history of conducting. And, if possible, a visit to an orchestra rehearsal will be organized.

Previous courses in the series are not prerequisites.

There are no books to purchase for this course.

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 24 students.

Priority is given to students who pay upon registration.

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Details

Location: Zoom

First Session: Monday 19 September 2022

Course Length: 12 weeks, Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Instructor: François Ouimet

Degree Credit: 0 credits

Course Fee: 

$150.00 (standard tuition)
$100.00 (promotion for new students)

Administrative Fee:



$185.00 (standard tuition)
$135.00 (promotion for new students)

Course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, a fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Students pursuing studies for credit are encouraged to consult with their advisers as they register for courses.

Course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers, should call (514) 935-9585 to pay by phone or to schedule an appointment to pay in person.

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