Calendar

E.g., 09/02/2014
E.g., 09/02/2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Great Orchestra Works from Bach to Stravinsky

2 - 4 pm

Join us as we recognize and explore pieces of music overlooked in the mainstream symphony circuit. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation for works such as Bach’s Orchestral Suites, Liszt’s Dante Symphony, and Stravinsky’s Petroushka.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The French Correction: A Relaxed Approach To Le français

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Would you like to try a laid-back and enjoyable way to start studying French or to improve your French pronunciation? This course, intended for participants at any level of proficiency, uses an accepting classroom atmosphere and the vocabulary of fine food and wine to help you decode the French spelling system and pronounce French more easily and accurately.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Music Appreciation through Performance: A Chamber Ensemble

5:45 - 7:45 pm

New schedule and new price!

Note: the length of the course has been shortened to 10 weeks. Schedule information in the printed brochure is no longer accurate.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Picturing the Great War: Conflict, Representation, and Memory in American Visual Culture

6 - 7:30 pm

American society and culture underwent profound transformations in the wake of the unprecedented violence, loss, and trauma of World War I.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Twentieth Century Classical Music: Evolution, Revolution, or Bust

2 - 4 pm

Was the twentieth century a musical wasteland from which emerged a plethora of inspired ideas but only a few that can stand the test of time? Or was it a wonderland of new sounds and images that have inspired and enriched the music of today?

Thursday, September 25, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Queen of Instruments: The Violin and Its Music

2 - 4 pm

Traceable to the harp and lyre of antiquity, as well as to the medieval fiddle, the violin began to acquire its present shape and character in the seventeenth century. At first it was an ensemble instrument, but its possibilities as a solo instrument were soon recognized.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Late Romanticism: Bridge to the Twentieth Century and Modern Music

2 - 4 pm

The generation of composers born in the 1860s and 70s contributed to the evolutionary process of classical music by pushing the limits of the traditional concepts of form, harmony, rhythm, and even melody. Compositions were inspired by extra-musical content including literary elements, autobiography, sensual intoxication, and “nature” pictures.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Beyond Llewyn Davis: The Folk Music Revival

5:45 - 7:45 pm

In 2013, the Coen brothers released Inside Llewyn Davis, their critically-acclaimed homage to the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s. It offered an incisive portrait of that moment in American cultural life.