Masterpieces of Antonio Vivaldi | Newberry

Masterpieces of Antonio Vivaldi

Led by John Nygro. 4 sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Thursdays, May 24 - June 14

2 - 4 pm

This seminar has been cancelled

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (April 17 at 10 am – May 4 at 4 pm): $185
Regular Registration Price (May 4 at 4 pm – first day of class): $203.5

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

This seminar has been cancelled.

Excuse our dust!

The Newberry is undergoing an extensive first floor renovation in 2018. This project will be ongoing during the Summer 2018 seminar term. The Adult Education Seminars Program still has use of the basement classrooms, but please check this link frequently for the latest conditions - which exterior doors are open or closed, where to find an accessible entrance, which restrooms are available, etc.

Because of the renovation, the Newberry Bookstore will be closed during the Summer 2018 term. As such, seminar participants will be responsible for acquiring all required texts for their seminars on their own. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding. We have put together a list of helpful resources that should make it easy to find the books you need.

Seminar Description

Beyond his most famous violin concertos in The Four Seasons, Antonio Vivaldi’s works reveal an ability to express a wide range of emotion, a gift for writing attractive melodies, and a remarkable ability to capture a dramatic moment. In addition to listening and discussing the concertos included in The Four Seasons, we will focus on Vivaldi’s other concertos, religious works, chamber music, and operas. Short talks by the seminar leader will help to appreciate Vivaldi’s genius. Four sessions.

John Nygro is a lecturer, actor, and musician in the Chicago area with a forty-year career in the arts. His talks have been heard at universities, libraries, arts organizations, and on radio.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.