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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., 11/17/2017
E.g., 11/17/2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Led by David Pituch. Six sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
This seminar has been cancelled.
Wagner’s Ring Cycle is without question his most monumental achievement. But starting with his first great success, The Flying Dutchman, and ending with Parsifal, he composed a total of six other great operas.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Led by Guy Marco. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
This is the first of two chronological seminars covering the people, organizations, and events of music in New York City. From its modest beginning of a public concert in 1736, the city has become America’s prime focus…
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Led by John Nygro. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
The masterpieces of Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, and Ralph Vaughan Williams display a distinctly British sensibility while emanating universal appeal. We will listen to and discuss…
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Led by Stephen Kleiman. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Leonard Bernstein was one of the most renowned musicians of the twentieth century. This exploration of his career as a conductor, composer, and gifted educator…
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Led by John Gibbons. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Beethoven’s middle period works—known as the “heroic Beethoven”— comprise the single most influential repertory in the history of Western music.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Led by June Sawyers. Four sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Bruce Springsteen has spent much of his adult life examining the gap between the American Dream and the American reality, between how we hope to live and how we actually do.