The Robert Greenberg Lecture Series

Join Robert M. Greenberg, an American composer, pianist, and musicologist as he leads these entertaining and engaging lectures to supplement our Classics concerts. His inspiring insight will leave you with a greater understanding of these classical masterpieces. 

Dr. Robert Greenberg is Music Historian-in-Residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. He has lectured for some of the most prestigious musical and arts organizations in the United States, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Van Cliburn Foundation, and the Chicago Symphony. For The Great Courses, he has recorded more than 500 lectures on a range of composers and classical music genres.  

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2019/20 Season

The First Angry Man: The Life of Beethoven
Symphony Hall
January 5, 2020 – 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Robert Greenberg will be featured on the following 2019/20 Classics Series programs: 
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5
Beethoven, Haydn and Cerrone
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7
Beethoven and Shostakovich

2018/19 Season

Elgar's Enigma Variations

Dvořák's New World Symphony No. 9  short program notes.

Robert Greenberg takes you on a journey with Brahms' Violin Concerto.

Robert Greenberg takes you on a journey of Claude Debussy's Le Mer, or The Sea.

Robert Greenberg takes you on a journey of Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1, commonly referred to as Beethoven's 10th Symphony. This video explains that fact and so much more.

Robert Greenberg takes you on a journey of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 - "Emperor."

Robert Greenberg appearances are made possible by a generous gift from the Pakis Family Foundation.