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E.g., 01/31/2015
E.g., 01/31/2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Music Appreciation through Performance: Winter/Spring Term

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This unique class offers participants a way to experience music not only as listeners, but also as performers. Last fall, we inaugurated the Newberry’s chamber ensemble seminar with meaningful success. We rehearsed and performed reorchestrated versions of Gabriel Faure’s Pavane, Johannes Brahms’s Variations on a Theme of Haydn, and Anton Webern’s Concerto op. 21 (2nd movement)…

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Beethoven's "Mighty Nine"

2 - 4 pm

It is always the right time to go “Back to Beethoven.” Beginning with the Eroica (Symphony no. 3) in 1805, Beethoven’s compositions paved the way into the Age of Romanticism from the Classical Period and represented the individualism, innovation, and change that are hallmarks of the nineteenth century. By listening chronologically to Beethoven’s “Mighty Nine” symphonies…

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Latin Roots of the Romance Language Family Tree

5:45 - 7:45 pm

This course in beginning Latin takes an approach that is unique among introductory language classes, offering a brief sketch of both the ancient roots and the modern branches of a linguistic family tree. Intended for students with no prior knowledge of Latin but with a basic speaking knowledge or two semesters’ study of a Romance tongue, this seminar will offer participants a rare opportunity...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The History and Art of the Book of Kells

2 - 4 pm

The Book of Kells, an illuminated Gospel book well over a thousand years old, has a complex history and legacy. Exploring one of the finest existing examples of medieval manuscript-making, this seminar will study the historical setting and artwork that influenced the Irish scribes who created this famed book. Readings for the first session will be distributed electronically; please refer to...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Bookbinding with Paste Papers

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Decorative paste paper has been used in bookbinding construction since as early as the sixteenth century. Referencing exquisite bookbindings from the Newberry collection, this course will explore historical designs and techniques, which participants will then apply to the creation of their own patterned paste papers and model bookbindings.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Great Movie Music from Garbo and Valentino to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

2 - 4 pm

This course will explore the development of film music from the early 1900s to the 1960s. By listening to and discussing some of the greatest film composers of that era, we will discover how music enhances cinema’s atmosphere and emotional expression. We will get to know composers Max Steiner, Aaron Copland, Adolph Deutsch, Erich-Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman,

Thursday, February 19, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Ballet Music From Beethoven to Bernstein

2 - 4 pm

This seminar will trace ballet’s journey from Beethoven’s 1801 The Creatures of Prometheus to Bernstein’s 1944 Fancy Free. After setting the stage with the early patrons Catherine de Medici and Louis XIV, we will leap into great nineteenth- and twentieth-century ballets by masters such as Copland, Gershwin, Prokofiev, Respighi, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky. We will pay special…

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
From Caravaggio to Bernini: Italian Baroque Art, 1600-1700

2 – 4 pm

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Surrealism and the Second City

6 - 7:30 pm

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Victorian Style: British Fashion and Fiction 1850 to 1900

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This seminar will explore dress as a key to character in four iconic Victorian novels (Great Expectations, Lady Audley’s Secret, Far from the Madding Crowd, and The Picture of Dorian Gray). Behind the era’s elaborate etiquette and strict ideas of gender and class, the Victorian dress code allowed and encouraged individuality and eccentricity. As we filter the age through the lens of fashion...

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