NVCC’s Professor Gil Harel Leading Popular Music-Themed Speaking Engagements | Read the Latest News from NVCC | Naugatuck Valley Community College

News and Releases

8 May 2019

NVCC’s Professor Gil Harel Leading Popular Music-Themed Speaking Engagements

NVCC’s Professor Gil Harel Leading Popular Music-Themed Speaking Engagements

The world-famous Strand bookstore in New York City held a standing-room only crowd awaiting to hear a talk on Beethoven’s use of minor keys led by NVCC Professor Gil Harel, Ph.D. The talk was part of a series of lectures for community members called Think Olio.  Harel, who is a musicologist and music theorist is best known around the halls of NVCC for his teaching and for bringing cheerful and uplifting songs wherever he goes, whether that’s at the receptions before Confluencia or at the All College Meetings.  The talk at the Strand, which was titled “Beethoven's Minor Mood” is one of many that Harel has led in the past few months.

“The talk was about how Beethoven uses minor keys. They key of a piece can dramatically influence how a listener reacts to it. My talk was about how the minor key effects listeners, how they perceive it, what is the mood of the piece. Beethoven used minor keys in a way that very few composers in that period were doing,” said Harel.

In the past year, word of Harel’s thought-provoking and engaging lectures has traveled and he has gotten requests to appear everywhere from the many public libraries in Fairfield County, to a most recent lecture last month held at the New Cannan Library to lecture on Italian Opera.  For those who which to catch Harel locally, he will be giving a lecture , “A Journey Through Jazz” at Washington, CT’s Gunn Library on Thursday, May 16 from 6:30-7:30. More information on that lecture is here.  

Print

Have a Question? Email us.

Reporters and media inquiries, please contact us at pr@nv.edu.

More NVCC News
NVCC Hosted Annual College Goal Sunday for All Area Students 11 October 2019

NVCC Hosted Annual College Goal Sunday for All Area Students

The prospect of applying for financial aid can seem overwhelming. To help students and their parents with the process, NVCC hosted College Goal Sunday, an annual event that supports students in the process of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  On Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 pm in Technology Hall on the Waterbury campus of NVCC, 49 students and families attended the free program and completed their FAFSA along with their family members.

Naugatuck Valley Community College Kicks Off Campus-wide Retention Campaign 11 October 2019

Naugatuck Valley Community College Kicks Off Campus-wide Retention Campaign

NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Affairs, Lisa Dresdner, Ph.D., the students, faculty and staff of the College hosted an all-campus meeting to introduce a campaign focused on student retention, NVCC’s Doing Our P.A.R.T. (Paying Attention to Retention Today!)

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts New York Congressman Espaillat to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 7 October 2019

Naugatuck Valley Community College Hosts New York Congressman Espaillat to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Naugatuck Valley Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D.,
and the NVCC Center for Racial Dialogue and Communal Transformation hosted a Conversation with Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2019.

Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumnus Returns to Share his Story and Thank his Professors 2 October 2019

Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumnus Returns to Share his Story and Thank his Professors

Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumnus, Marquis Harris, graduated with an A.A. in liberal arts and science in May 2019. A 2016 graduate of Wilby High School, Marquis chose NVCC because it was affordable and he did not know what he wanted to do, at the time.

RSS
Test Scores
Immunization Information
Transcript Information
International Student Transcript Information
Immunization Information
Proof of English Proficiency Test Information
Our History
Project Approach
The Hundred Languages of Children
Waterbury Campus
Danbury Campus
map
Waterbury Campus
Danbury Campus
title here
title
Net Price Calculator
Testing Module Element