Course Details

Course offered Winter 2016

HONORS 398 A: Experiencing Music: Symphonic and Chamber Music in Seattle

HONORS 398 A: Experiencing Music: Symphonic and Chamber Music in Seattle

SLN 15182 (View UW registration info »)

Claudia Jensen (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Phone: 206-543-6848
Ileana Marin (Comparative History of Ideas; Comparative Literature)
Phone: 206 604-1831

Credits: 3, c/nc
Limit: 23 students

Credit Type

NOTE: This course does NOT fulfill Interdisciplinary Honors requirements, as it is only a 3 credit course. It will only award non-Honors UW elective credit and a great experience.
How do we experience live music? What have writers, philosophers, and artists said about its power? This
experiential learning course will introduce students to the Winter 2016 season at the Seattle Symphony. Students will complete readings and short response assignments in a variety of genres over the quarter, based on their attendance at a series of pre-selected concerts. We will also engage with the artistic staff at Benaroya Hall for their insights into programming, performance, and other topics. All assignments will be appropriate for the Honors portfolio.

The planned concert schedule listed below. Students will purchase their tickets either through the Symphony’s Campus Club (a $30 pass allows you to go to concerts for the rest of the season if seating is available) or through the Teen Tix program ($5 per concert). The instructors will organize signups for the Campus Club and will handle all tickets for the quarter. Contact Claudia Jensen ( if you have questions or concerns about paying for the tickets.

The list of concerts we plan to attend is as follows:

Jan 15 ‒ the Baroque and Wine series

Jan. 21 ‒ Mozart and Haydn

Feb. 4 ‒ Strauss, Beethoven, Berio

Feb. 11 ‒ Beethoven and Bartók

March 10 ‒ Mozart, Haydn, Schoenberg