Masterpieces of French Orchestral Music | Newberry

Masterpieces of French Orchestral Music

Led by John Nygro. Three sessions, 1 - 4 pm.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Saturdays, March 24 - April 7

1 - 4 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (January 9 at 10 am – January 26 at 4 pm): $190
Regular Registration Price (January 26 at 4 pm – first day of class): $209
Please note: The tuition for this course was printed incorrectly in the brochure. The tuition listed here is correct.

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

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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 orchestral masterpieces of Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel display a distinctive sensibility through a world of sensual sound. We will listen to and discuss 11 complete orchestral masterpieces by these twentieth-century composers to deepen our appreciation of their ability to express subtle, complex emotions and to reach new colorful heights. Three sessions.

John Nygro is a lecturer, actor, and musician in the Chicago area with a forty-year career in the arts. His talks have been heard at universities, libraries, arts organizations, 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.