Who we are?
Andy Bromberger started her musical career as a professional clarinettist teaching and playing in numerous orchestras as well as performing in her own successful quintet, Enigma Five.
For nearly ten years she has been the force behind ‘Coffee, Cake and Culture’, where she presents lectures in intimate private groups, demystifying classical music, looking at its historical, political and societal background over coffee and homemade cakes.
She also gives regular lectures at the Art Gallery of NSW and the WEA, as well as a series of radio programs on Sydney’s Eastside radio. And from 2019 she will be a tour leader for music related tours with Renaissance Tours.
With a passionate and engaging style of presentation, Andy is in demand with both national and international audiences.
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Series 10 - Six Seminal Compositions
Throughout musical history there have been compositions written that changed the face of music making. These seminal pieces allowed subsequent composers to break new ground and explore different ways of communicating with their audience.
Series 9 - Composers, Courts and Classicism
There was an enormous amount of change in the Classical period (about 1730- 1820), including the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, American Independence and for us in Australia both Cook and Phillip coming to our shores.
Series 8 - Womens Writing Works
Throughout time women have been excluded from the world of professional music and especially composing. Those few who succeeded in the compositional world were marginalised, forbidden to write certain types of music.
I find the classes interesting and well-researched and I enjoy Andy's relaxed style of presentation. I especially like the link to world events and other artists of all types.
I have been attending Coffee Cake and Culture classes for many years finding them fun, informative and enjoyable. They have opened my mind to how music is structured and how it fits into historical context making my concert going so much more relevant . And the coffee and cakes are divine!
As a music teacher and presenter myself I can say that Andy's classes are a delight. They are inspiring, entertaining and bring music to life
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