How does one begin the process of listening to and learning about classical music? Our premise is basic: you know more than you realize. Exposure to the classics you have already heard makes the subject less forbidding. We will discuss such topics as what is asymphony; how movements are arranged; and what are two secrets that will help the beginner. We will also listen to a variety of works, including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, a piano concerto, and a violin concerto.