Pyotr Tchaikovsky was a composer of the romantic period, whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire, despite the fact he was educated for a career as a civil servant. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. We will explore his life historically and biographically, as well as his influence on classical and contemporary music, and listen to many of his great works.


Teacher Ken Stark is active in the community on the Board of Directors for the Berkshire Bach Society, a Board Trustee for Berkshire Theatre Group, an Advisory Committee member for Kids4Harmony. In addition, he is a former professor at the City College of New York and a School Psychologist for the NYC Department of Education.

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