Upcoming Arts, Music, and Language Seminars | Newberry

Upcoming Arts, Music, and Language Seminars

This list is of upcoming seminars only. Since most seminars meet more than once in a term, if a class has already met at least once, it will no longer show up on this list. To find a seminar that has already started or has finished, visit Programs and Events and set the date range to include the seminar’s starting date.

Starting June 4, 2016
Saturdays, June 4 - July 16 (class will not meet July 2)
Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by Barb Korbel
Seminar Description There are many ways paper can be bound together into a book format: sewing, cutting, knotting, and weaving various pieces together are just a few. In this seminar, we will acquaint ourselves with the world of non-adhesive...
Starting June 7, 2016
Tuesdays, June 7 - July 26
Led by Stephanie Ettelson
Seminar Description The Russians, although late-comers to the classical music tradition of the West, made an immediate and indelible global impact with their brilliant orchestration, stirring melodies, and distinctive nationalist flavor. Rimsky-...
Starting June 8, 2016
Wednesdays, June 8 - July 13
Led by Jeffrey Nigro
Seminar Description This seminar will explore the complexities of eighteenth-century French art, from the luscious hedonism of the Rococo to the cultures of the Enlightenment, Sensibility, and the beginnings of Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Class...
Starting June 8, 2016
Wednesdays, June 8 - July 27
Seminar Description Gain a deeper understanding of America’s original music from a listener’s perspective. Learn about the great musicians of the jazz tradition, explore the music’s fascinating social history, and discover Chicago’s unique...
Starting June 9, 2016
Thursdays, June 9 - July 28
This seminar is full. Please call for waitlist.
Led by Margaret Farr
Seminar Description The artists known as the Post-Impressionists–Georges Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Odilon Redon, and Edvard Munch–rejected the tenets of Impressionist painting and created...
Starting June 9, 2016
Thursdays, June 9 - August 11
Led by Susan Pezzino
Seminar Description This course in beginning Latin offers something not usually found in introductory level classes – a brief sketch of both the ancient roots and the modern branches of a linguistic family tree. Intended for students with no prior...
Starting June 15, 2016
Wednesdays, June 15 - August 3
This seminar is full. Please call for waitlist.
Led by John Gibbons
Seminar Description Each session in this course will examine one musical masterpiece that transformed Western music. Together, we will explore compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Wagner, and Debussy through a broad lens of cultural context and...
Starting June 15, 2016
Wednesdays, June 15 - July 20
Led by John Nygro
Seminar Description Although the formal elements of musical theater did not fully coalesce until after the Renaissance, dramatic entertainment involving music, sets, and costumes were performed throughout the late sixteenth and early seventeenth...
Starting June 16, 2016
Thursdays, June 16 - August 4
Led by Stephen Kleiman
Seminar Description In this seminar, we will explore the intense passion and personal expression with which composers of the nineteenth century revealed the deeper meaning of life through music. Myths, folklore, sacred texts and great literature...
Starting June 21, 2016
Tuesdays, June 21 - August 9
Led by Stephen Kleiman
Seminar Description Each generation of composers strives both to define and reflect the ethos of its time. By integrating new musical genres, influences, and concepts, while availing themselves of the artistic freedoms afforded in the modern era,...