Masterpieces of English Romantic Music | Newberry

Masterpieces of English Romantic Music

Led by John Nygro. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Wednesdays, September 20 - November 8

2 - 4 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $250

Regular Price (after September 1): $275

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Seminar Description

The masterpieces of Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, and Ralph Vaughan Williams display a distinctly British sensibility while emanating universal appeal. We will listen to and discuss nine complete vocal, solo instrumental, and orchestral masterpieces by these British romantic composers to deepen our appreciation of their familiar works and to explore their lesser-known compositions, discovering their transcendent beauty. Eight sessions.

John Nygro is a lecturer, actor, and musician in the Chicago area with a thirty-year career in the arts whose talks have been heard at universities, libraries, and on radio.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.