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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

E.g., 01/20/2018
E.g., 01/20/2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Led by Stephen Kleiman. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
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…
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Led by Douglas Post. Eight sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
The art form of the American musical is as big and broad as the country that spawned it, and it allows for infinite variety in the ways it incorporates comedy, farce, drama, history, and religious themes into its mix. This seminar will examine eight shows that span that spectrum…
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Led by John Gibbons. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
The period from 1840 (Tchaikovsky’s birth) to World War I saw a seismic shift in the agendas and techniques of Romantic composers.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Led by Guy Marco. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
This is the second of two seminars covering the people, organizations, and events of music in New York City. We will study the era from 1930 to recent times, hearing the big bands, great songwriters, and eminent jazz artists.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Led by John Nygro. Three sessions, 1 - 4 pm.
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…
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Led by Brian Oberlander. Four sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
This seminar will explore Georges Bizet’s Carmen (1875) from musical, theatrical, and social perspectives…