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E.g., 06/22/2015
E.g., 06/22/2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The City That Drinks: Chicago Saloon History, Culture, and Literature

6 – 7:30 pm

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 for waitlist.

Bars, taverns, and saloons have long been central to Chicago culture. From the city’s first election—held in the Sauganash Tavern—through the opulent saloons of the Gilded Age and the speakeasies of the Prohibition era, to generations of ethnically-identified bars, such venues have provided a “third place” where people create community and negotiate identity. We will discuss…

Thursday, June 18, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Rise and Demise of the Piano Concerto

2 – 4 pm

For 150 years the piano concerto was a prominent genre. Masterworks by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and others were highlights of the concert stage. But in the twentieth century interest began to fade, and in the past 50 years not a single new concerto has gained a place in the canon. We will consider how the concerto developed and changed, and why it is disappearing…

Thursday, June 18, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
A Romance Within: Recapturing the Music of the Nineteenth Century

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This seminar will explore the intense passion with which nineteenth-century composers expressed their ideas about life’s meaning through music. Myths, folklore, sacred texts, and great literature will guide us as we sample the music of Wagner, Berlioz, Brahms, Chopin, Stephen Foster, Franck, Grieg, Liszt, Mahler, Mussorgsky, and Schubert, among others. Each class …

Saturday, June 20, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Vincent van Gogh: Artist and Legend

10 am – noon

The 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death offers a fresh opportunity to reconsider the artist in light of recent research, including a comprehensive online edition of his letters and a monumental biography. What are the relationships between van Gogh’s words, life, and work, and how can we excavate the art from the myth? This course will address this complex…

Saturday, June 20, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Sixty Minutes to Better Genealogy: Day 1

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Seminar Description

Sometimes 60 minutes of instruction on a focused topic can help you push through a particular question or task in your genealogical research project. Take all 12 sessions over 3 Saturdays (June 20, June 27, and July 11), or simply those that most appeal to you.

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