Four Romantic Orchestra Masterpieces | Newberry

Four Romantic Orchestra Masterpieces

Led by Stephen Kleinman
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Four sessions. Wednesdays, October 20-November 10.


In person

For the Fall 2021 term, we’re offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.

Please note: classes that are currently scheduled to take place in the building may switch to virtual in accordance with public health and safety guidelines. Additionally, masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. We will email participants with any changes the week before seminars begin.

Seminar Description

In this course, we will listen to, analyze, and discuss four masterpieces of orchestral music from the prolific Romantic era. Each piece demonstrates unique characteristics: the composer’s musical style, its impact on Romantic concepts, its national heritage, and how it manifests the complexities that form the enormous repertoire of Romantic orchestral music.

Four sessions. Registration – $195

Stephen Kleiman holds a BS from the Mannes College of Music and an MA in Music Composition/Conducting from the University of Michigan. He has conducted throughout Europe and the U.S., and his compositions are performed regularly. He has taught at the Newberry since 2008.

Materials List


  • Instructor-Distributed Materials.

First Reading:

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, September 1st . Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning August 25th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: The Newberry is moving to a new registration system called Learning Stream. This will simplify the registration process for participants, instructors, and staff. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.