In addition to this event, Robert Greenberg will be giving a seminar on February 23. For more information on this seminar, please visit the event page.
The lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. Light refreshments will be provided.
Robert Greenberg received a BA in music, magna cum laude, from Princeton and a Ph.D. in music competition from Berkeley. He has composed over fifty works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles, many of which have been performed in numerous major cities in the United States and Europe. He has been designated an official “Steinway artist” and his many additional honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and three Meet-The-Composer Grants. His music has been commissioned by, among others, the Koussevitzky Foundation in the Library of Congress, the Alexander String Quartet, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, San Francisco Performances, and the XTET ensemble. Greenberg has performed, taught and lectured extensively across North America and Europe. He is currently music historian-in-residence with San Francisco Performances, where he has lectured and performed since 1994. He has served on the faculties of UC Berkeley, CSU East Bay, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he chaired the Department of Music History and Literature from 1989-2001. Greenberg has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Chautauqua Institute, the Ravinia Festival, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Villa Montalvo, Music @ Menlo, and the University of British Columbia. For thousands of people, he is best known as one of the most popular lecturers for the Teaching Company/Great Courses Program, for which he has recorded numerous courses on music totaling over 550 lectures.