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What Makes It Great?

Hear musical masterpieces with new ears!

What Makes It Great? host Rob Kapilow "is a winning combination of Leonard Bernstein and Bill Nye the Science Guy, an infectiously enthusiastic explainer of the inner mechanical workings of music, that most abstract of all arts."  New York Times

Tickets for 2022-23 performances go on sale soon.
2022-23 performances explore music by Cole Porter, Benjamin Britten, Leoš Janáček, W.A. Mozart, and Carole King and Joni Mitchell.

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Watch 2020-21 What Makes It Great? performances on demand!
Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, Kreutzer Sonata and Archduke Trio, plus Stephen Sondheim.