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The study of music has many connections with the multitude of humanities disciplines. With an emphasis on appreciation, a jaunt into history and a hint of technique, lectures for adults stretch music’s value beyond entertainment.

The ISO’s Listeners’ Club, in partnership with the Lakeland Public Library, presents free lectures and discussions related to upcoming ISO performances and symphonic music in general. Learn about composers, musical themes, instruments and your ISO musicians in an interactive lecture once a month.

TOPIC: Holiday Pops
Hear Maestro Mark Thielen present the histories of some favorite holiday tunes. Did you know that “Sleigh Ride” was written about Thanksgiving? Learn this and much more about why music is such an important part of Christmas.