Classical Music and Our Natural World
Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning
Terry Wolkowicz, lecturer
Whether walking through a wooded area or right outside your back door, evidence of animal activity is all around us. In this lecture, we explore the concept of rhythmic motion through analysis of quadruped track patterns and gaits. Throughout the presentation, attendees will hear these same gaits illustrated through classical music that shares the same rhythmic figures. Repertoire includes pieces by Bach, Dvořák, Schumann, Debussy and Strauss.
This presentation is part of Terry Wolkowicz's Classical Music and Our Natural World series.
For more than two decades, Terry Wolkowicz has explored the intersection of classical music and the environment. She serves as president of the nonprofit organization Sound Explorations and education director for the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. Wolkowicz received her bachelor’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.
Wolkowicz has presented at numerous conferences, including the League of American Orchestras, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and other music and STEM organizations. She has completed projects for the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, NASA, NOAA and the Boston Museum of Science. As an author, she has written articles about concept-based arts integration published in the Music Educators Journal, the AZA’s Connect Magazine, Polyphonic (Eastman School of Music Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research) and MusicOvation.