Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet both virtually and in the building for the Winter/Spring term. 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. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to email@example.com. Registration opens Wednesday, January 19th at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
This seminar is devoted to the English Baroque Composer, Henry Purcell. We will discuss his legacy and his special place in musical history. We will listen to his music, including excerpts from his opera Dido and Aeneas, his Courtly Odes, Church and Theater music, and use contemporary documents and historical accounts to bring the Age of Purcell alive. The selected music, ranging from 17th century works to 20th and 21st century works by Benjamin Britten, The Who and the Pet Shop Boys, is sure to resonate with the participants.
Four. Registration – $195/$175
Andrew Schultze is a performer, music researcher and teacher. He has created programs for the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Newberry Library, Early Music America, National Association of Teachers of Singing and educational institutions around Chicagoland and around the globe.
No Required Materials
There is no first reading assignment.