Topics in Music History

Program Outline

Explore major events and works in the history of Western Music beginning with an ancient Greek hymn and finishing with an opera composed in 2012. Terminology will not be technical so no prior musical education is necessary.

Program Details

Term 1: Oct 10 - Nov 28
Term 2: Feb 20 - Apr 17
Wed • Time TBA • $180/term


Robert Holliston

Robert Holliston studied at the Victoria Conservatory of Music under Robin Wood and Winifred Scott Wood, and at the University of British Columbia under Robert Rogers. As an accompanist and chamber player he has performed throughout Canada and the USA, England and New Zealand, and has been heard frequently on CBC-Radio. He has recorded CDs with the popular salon ensemble Viveza, trombonist Ian McDougall, tenor Ken Lavigne, his brother Tom Holliston, Show Business Giants, and members of the Hornby Island Ensemble. Robert has collaborated with many of Canada’s leading singers, including Richard Margison, Benjamin Butterfield, Judith Forst, Nathalie Paulin, Susan (…)