This Joint is Jumpin’

This Joint is Jumpin’

Tracing the musical evolution of Ragtime to Jazz to Boogie Woogie to Swing, we’ll be singin’ and swingin’ to the solid stomp of the Great American Song Book of the 1930s and 40s.

Tuesdays. Jan 18 – Mar 8
10:00 am – noon

Instructor: Richard T. Hanson

In Person
The Powerful Genius of Mozart

The Powerful Genius of Mozart

Mozart’s last piano concertos and symphonies profoundly affected the first generation of Romantic composers. Hear piano sonatas and concertos by Mozart as well as piano masterworks by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Chopin in this delightful combination of lecture plus virtuoso piano performance.

Wednesdays, Jan 19 – Feb 23
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Alexander Tentser

In Person
Great British Prime Ministers

Great British Prime Ministers

Consider the legacy of twelve outstanding prime ministers from Sir Robert Walpole to Margaret Thatcher and examine their accomplishments in historical context.

Thursdays, Feb 10 – Mar 10
10:00 am - noon

Instructor: Richard A. Cosgrove

In Person
Who’s Not Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Not Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Cynthia Meier, Co-Founder of The Rogue Theatre, will talk about Woolf’s life, times, and work, with special emphasis on Mrs. Dalloway, which she is adapting and directing this spring.

Thursdays, Feb 10 – Mar 10
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Instructor: Cynthia Meier

In Person
World Archaeology: from Hunters and Gatherers to the Atomic Age

World Archaeology: from Hunters and Gatherers to the Atomic Age

Explore the development of human culture after the emergence from Africa and entrance to the Americas.

Wednesdays, Feb 16 – Apr 6
10:00 am – noon

Instructor: Matthew J. Rowe

In Person
A Tale of Two Cities:  Rome and Paris in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

A Tale of Two Cities: Rome and Paris in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.

Rome and Paris are two of the world’s most beautiful cities, but they were not always that way. Consider how one city ceded artistic influence and political power to the other as we examine how Rome and Paris encouraged different ideas and agendas.

Wednesdays Feb 16 – March 30
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Instructor: Kevin Justus

In Person