A brief history and exploration of the Symphony Orchestra, from the small groups in the 18th century to the powerhouses of the present day. This class includes musical excerpts from some of the most elevating and emotional music written for this ensemble. The class will also present a number of the great musicians associated with the orchestra, including conductors, various soloists and outstanding orchestral players. There will also be a focus on the some of the great orchestras of the past and present, including the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic. 

Dr. 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.