Welcome to Learn With the Levitt! Join us every Thursday in January to learn about a different genre of music paired with wines. The class is available only at 7:30 p.m. on the date listed. Learn With the Levitt is a partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington Music Department.
Old World Meets New: Electronic Music and Pinot Noir
Pinot noir is a European wine grape that’s been cultivated for hundreds of years, but today, it’s grown across the world and finessed by winemakers in new and tantalizing ways. Acoustical classical music is also a centuries-old tradition from Europe, but combining live music with electronics opens new and exciting doors. We’ll explore what electronic music and pinot noir have in common, as they blend old world sophistication with new world approachability.
Pairs with Davis Bynum Pinot Noir, The Seeker Pinot Noir and Elouan Pinot Noir
Click here for the class at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14
Click here to order the Electronic Special Edition Wines for $80 (with $10 going to the Levitt) or all 12 music-series wines for $300 (with $50 going to the Levitt).
About your host
Laura Bennett Cameron is principal bassoonist of the five-time Grammy-nominated Dallas Winds, and assistant professor of bassoon and chamber music at the University of Texas-Arlington. She is an in-demand soloist for recitals and concertos around the world, having given a series of concerto performances in Italy in January 2020. A champion of the works of Roger Boutry, she has published the largest body of research on the composer in English and continues to expand the resources available on his life and works. Her debut CD, French Masterworks for Bassoon and Piano (Indesens Classique, 2016) with Boutry at the piano, has been praised as “virtuosic, lyrical and engagingly musical.” Her second album with Boutry, Encounters, is expected in 2021. Laura has performed with the Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony and the Boston Philharmonic, among others. She has a doctorate in music from Indiana University, a master’s in music from the New England Conservatory and a bachelor’s degree in music from West Texas A&M University.
About your instructor
Andrew Eldridge is assistant professor of percussion, coordinator of percussion and graduate advisor for the music department at the University of Texas-Arlington. Prior to UTA, Andrew taught percussion and music theory at Texas Christian University and taught percussion at Texas Wesleyan University. An avid performer of new music, Andrew has individually commissioned and given the world premieres of music written for percussion by several composers.