Lunch & Listen

A monthly live event & podcast that introduces a classical work ideal for light meditation, along with tips to deepen your listening experience, in just 20 minutes.

About Lunch & Listen:

Lunch & Listen is a series from Great Bend Center for Music that launched on World Music Therapy Day in March 2022. Every month, we introduce a piece of classical music ideal for providing a little mental break and easy relaxation while providing tips to assist with deeper listening and appreciation. Join our monthly live Zoom to enjoy a collective listening experience, or download the podcast to listen whenever you need a break


This month’s Lunch & Listen:

For this month’s Lunch & Listen, we’re thinking about women who have overcome society’s limitations. Amy Beach is an ideal example. The virtuoso pianist taught herself to compose when her options to pursue a performance career were limited by her parents and husband, going on not only to become the first successful woman composer in America, but also the most performed composer of her generation. Her Piano Quintet in F# Minor is at turns contemplative, fiery, audacious and utterly original while also being lushly romantic and stunningly beautiful.
12:19 Join us at noon on July 5, 2022, held via Zoom, where we will keep our cameras and mics off so we can relax, feel a sense of community, and listen deeply together in the middle of our busy days.

Great Bend General Director Matthew Melendez will provide a brief introduction to the piece each month to increase appreciation as we listen together.


For those who can’t join us or want to listen again, Lunch & Listen episodes are available in the podcast app of your choice!

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