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Music expert shares experience rediscovering forgotten classical works

Post Date:06/02/2017 11:10 AM

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Music expert shares experience rediscovering forgotten classical works


Presentation features 18th century music samples


Hot Coffee Arts & Culture Lecture Series
Dr. David Wilson, Author and 18th Century Music Expert
“Discovering the Dresden Manuscripts”
Tuesday, June 27
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear

Goodyear, Ariz. (June 2, 2017) –Author, teacher and 18th century music expert Dr. David Wilson shares his experience as professor emeritus of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California and his journey rediscovering the sacred works of German composer and singer Johann Adolf Hasse.

The presentation will feature samples of 18th century classical music to give attendees a firsthand experience of the sounds of the period. A graduate of the University of the Pacific and University of Illinois, Dr. Wilson studied conducting at the Berkshire Music Festival in Tanglewood, Massachusetts, and the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna. As a recognized expert in eighteenth-century music, Dr. Wilson has conducted hundreds of works of Bach, Handel, and their contemporaries.

The Hot Coffee Arts & Culture Lecture series is held the last Tuesday of every month from January through October. Light refreshments are served. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit


About the Arts in Goodyear

The Arts and Culture Division was established in 2006 by the Goodyear City Council to create a distinct sense of place and cultural destination by integrating art into public spaces. Goodyear’s public art program promotes arts and cultural excellence in coordination with the private sector and other governmental agencies to increase awareness of the contributions of arts and culture to our economy and quality of life.

The Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission provides leadership in developing a community identity through the arts that embraces, celebrates and unites all of our diverse histories, beliefs, cultures, and aspirations.
Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission