The Rise and Resurgence of Art Song | Newberry

The Rise and Resurgence of Art Song

Led by Stephen Kleiman. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesdays, February 13 - April 3

2 - 4 pm

Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (January 9 at 10 am – January 26 at 4 pm): $250
Regular Registration Price (January 26 at 4 pm – first day of class): $275

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Online registration is closed, but you can still register by phone. Please call (312) 255-3700 to do so.

Excuse our dust!

Beginning January 2018 the Newberry will be undertaking renovation of much of the first floor. The Adult Education Seminars Program will still have use of the basement classrooms, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Because of the renovation, the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Winter/Spring and Summer 2018 terms. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Seminar Description

The Art Song strives to be the perfect combination of music and literature. An Art Song involves the collaboration of four elements: the poet, the composer, the singer, and the accompanist. The composer paints a musical picture of what the poet might have envisioned, and the performance breathes life into this picture through a musical partnership between singer and accompanist. Art Songs from approximately 60 poets and 50 composers will be discussed beginning with the Lieder of Franz Schubert. Eight sessions.

Stephen Kleiman has been teaching at the Newberry since 2008. His compositions are played throughout the U.S., and he is a frequent lecturer and teacher in the Chicago area.

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.