What’s it all about?
Would it surprise you to know that classical music and wine get on very well together? But both the world of classical music and the world of wine can prove intimidating to newcomers. The complicated jargon and far-fetched analogies to describe them only make us feel not educated enough to really appreciate them.
But guess what? Enjoying concerts or a fine wine is easy and does not require any specialist knowledge. Both exist for our enjoyment and you don’t need to be a connoisseur or snob at all! Everything is shut for a few weeks so your living room can now act as both a concert hall and wine bar.
At the end of this class, you’ll be able to venture forth and explore the world of classical music and wine with confidence.
What will we cover?
Join Mathilde for an introduction to both classical music and wine with no prior knowledge required.
This class will deliver:
- Some tidbits of history and context
- Explanations of some specific jargon and vocabulary
- Explanations of some wine and concert conventions that are helpful to know eg. when can I clap at a concert? What do I do when the waiter asks me to taste the wine?
- Some interesting connections and associations that connect the classical music and wine.
What will you need?
- Your favourite note taking items
- Some of your favourite wine to sip (eg. chardonnay, pinot noir or even Champagne!)
- Your favourite music in the background (when you are mute)
Who will be teaching it?
Mathilde grew up in France close to the vineyards of Côte-Roannaise and completed her Masters of Musicology in Lyon (not far from Beaujolais and Burgundy). She worked for the Orchestre de Paris before moving to Melbourne in 2018 to join the team at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Music and wine have always been connected for Mathilde and she is a founding member of a oenotourism club (wine tourism) with friends passionate in both wine and music.