Programs for Adult Learners with a Young Attitude
Music Appreciation THE JOY OF MUSIC – LAUREL’S LIST Our master music appreciation expert, Laurel Kaiser, has chosen 100 classical compositions you must hear in your lifetime. We are now approaching the middle of the alphabet in our journey! In this two-part series we will explore the music of Liszt, Mahler and Mendelssohn, as well as lesser-known composers Honneger and Ives. All classical music lovers will enjoy this series. Sign up for one three-week session or both! (Each section is three sessions.) 4045 CDIS 1-001 Southlake Campus Meets Fridays, October 7-October 21 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $49 Kaiser Room R024 4046 CDIS 1-002 Southlake Campus Meets Fridays, October 28-November 18 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $49 Kaiser Room R024
OPERA LECTURE – “TALES OF HOFFMANN” Offenbach’s opera takes the real life German poet, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and makes him a character in some of his own fanciful stories of three failed loves. Smitten by doll-like Olympia and songbird Antonia and then seduced by the treacherous courtesan Giulietta, each romance is doomed to failure. The result is beautiful music (including the famous Barcarolle) and flamboyant theater. Kaiser will bring the music of the opera to light with listening examples and musical analysis to help you appreciate the opera. For information about a tour to “Tales of Hoffman,” see Trips and Tours. 4047 CDIS 3-001 Southlake Campus Meets Wednesday, October 12 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $16 Kaiser Room R024
Coming for the day? If you are planning to attend both a morning and afternoon class at the Southlake Campus, you are welcome to eat on site. Bring your lunch and eat in the lovely student lounge or purchase a Quizno’s sandwich or salad at the Southlake Bookstore.
Four-Part Series at Sedgebrook
Music and Social Change: Nationalism and Russia The emergence of nationalism in the second half of the 19th century resulted in territorial political redefinitions and had an impact on the arts and politics. This four-part series will study the nationalism that emerged in Russia from 1850 to 1918. Nationalism challenged the absolute power of the Czars and provoked the development of a new music that influenced artistic development in the West. PART 1: THE IMPACT OF NATIONALISM IN RUSSIA Russia was ruled by an absolute monarchy in 1850. Reforms instituted by assassinated Czar Alexander I, including the liberation of the serfs in 1860, were followed by repression under Alexander II and Nicholas II, who ascended the throne around 1894.
PART 3: OTHER ELEMENTS—HEMOPHILIA, TOLSTOY, MAX FACTOR AND FABERGE How did the rise of nationalism cause changes in political leadership and leaders? The role played in this period of change by problems and preferences within the Russian royal family is an interesting aspect of this historical background.
4199 CDIS 2-001 Sedgebrook Retirement Center Meets Wednesday, October 26 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $16 Berman Music Room
4201 CDIS 2-003 Sedgebrook Retirement Center Meets Wednesday, November 9 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. $16 Berman Music Room
PART 2: THE RISE OF NATIONALISM IN RUSSIAN MUSIC When we look at the history of Russia and Russian music, we see two factors prior to 1850: 1) native folk music and 2) imported culture from Western Europe. Here we will look at the composers who made native Russian music important: Glinka, Balakirev, RimskyKorsakov and Mussorgsky.
PART 4: COMPOSERS IN A CHANGING WORLD – PROKOFIEV, RACHMANINOV AND STRAVINSKY We will look at how the works of these influential composers are intertwined with the forces that precede and emerge from the Russian Revolution.
4202 CDIS 2-002 Sedgebrook Retirement Center Meets Wednesday, November 2 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $16 Berman Music Room WWW.CLCILLINOIS.EDU/NONCREDIT
4200 CDIS 2-004 Sedgebrook Retirement Center Meets Wednesday, November 16 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. $16 Berman Music Room
Fall 2011 schedule of personal enrichment classes for adults, youth and seniors.