Are you someone who goes to concerts and listens to classical music often; or you tried it, got bored and gave up? Both camps will find value in this presentation. It will help you understand its vocabulary/structure as well as its emotional context. At its very best, classical music has for many centuries addressed basic human conditions such as love, joy, sadness, exaltation, loss, grief, anger, sorrow, etc. Come hear the emotion in this art form.

Karl Hinterbichler holds degrees from the Universities of Michigan and North Texas. He has performed as a trombonist with the NM Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Southwest, Santa Fe Symphony, Florida Symphony, and Dallas Symphony. He has concertized, given master classes, and lectured worldwide. His articles, reviews, arrangements, and original compositions have been published in Europe, the US, and Canada. At UNM he is a professor of music and teaches applied music, chamber music, and music history.