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    1hr 30min
Classical Conversations: History and Folklore

Classical Conversations: History and Folklore

Go inside the music.

Join Dr. Eric McIntyre of Grinnell College for an informal and enjoyable online class that discusses various topics in Classical Music. This class is designed for anyone who enjoys music — from long-time Symphony-goers to those interested in attending their first concert.

In this class, we'll take a deep dive into the music featured in our first Live from the Temple concert, History and Folklore. From Bach’s colorful, inventive Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 to Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas, take a musical journey spanning three continents and 300 years.

C.J. Beinert from the Cheese Shop has created a special wine and cheese pairing for the class, and will join us on Zoom to discuss his selections. Want to add wine and cheese to your class purchase? Just reserve it using the "Tickets" link above and follow the instructions for pickup.

Before the class, set up the Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or computer. (Tech-challenged? Here’s a handy video tutorial.) Please test this well in advance of the class, so you don’t miss anything.The private video conferencing link will be provided in a separate email sent the day of the class. To join, simply log in by clicking on the Zoom link we will send you. 

Please contact Joshua Barlage, Managing Director, Symphony Academy at Joshua@dmsymphony.org for more information.


  • Eric McIntyre Instructor Bio


Tickets for this event are $15 per person. The Zoom link to join the class will be distributed via email the day of the event.

Adding on wine and cheese? Quantities are limited! Order early to reserve yours. Wine and cheese pre-orders will remain available until full, or two days before the event.

To pick up your confirmed pre-order, just swing by the Cheese Shop at 822 42nd St, Ste B in Des Moines anytime between 10AM-5PM the day of your class. For curbside pickup, call (515) 528-8181 and the Cheese Shop can bring your order right out to your car. 

Wine & Cheese Pairings

Want to enhance your experience? Add on an optional wine & cheese pairing! Selections will be hand-picked by C.J. Beinert of the Cheese Shop, who will join us at the beginning of class to share in-depth information about the pairings.

Wine ($20) 

Cheese Pairings (3 selections + accoutrements for $20) 

Selections will be announced closer to the event.