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The Golden Repertoire of Schubert, Brahms, and Debussy

The Golden Repertoire of Schubert, Brahms, and Debussy

Immerse yourself in the glorious works of Schubert, Brahms and Debussy in this series combining lectures with performances by the instructor.

Wednesdays, Jan 11 – Feb 22
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Alexander Tentser

In Person
Black, White and Shades of Gray: Classic Fine Art Photography of the 20th Century

Black, White and Shades of Gray: Classic Fine Art Photography of the 20th Century

Individually made from negatives in the dark room, modern black and white photography established a new art form. Revisit famous images by legendary photographers and discover hidden gems in four lectures plus a visit to the UA Center for Creative Photography.

Thursdays Jan 12 - Feb 2
1:30-3:30pm

Instructor: Mike Dominguez

In Person
And the Beat Goes On... The Saga of Television and American Rock and Roll

And the Beat Goes On… The Saga of Television and American Rock and Roll

Television and Rock and Roll – a match made in heaven! We’ll chronicle three decades of American Pop Music from the Rock and Roll of the 1950s to the Rhythm and Blues of Motown of the 1960s to Disco of the 1970s.

Tuesdays: Jan 17 - Mar 7
10:00 am - noon

Instructor: Richard T. Hanson

In Person
British Adventurers and Explorers

British Adventurers and Explorers

Sir Francis Drake, Captain James Cook and others set out to explore faraway territories and played an important part in the expansion of the British Empire. Hear their stories and examine their motivations in this armchair journey of discovery.

Wednesdays, Feb 1 – Feb 22
10:00 am – noon

Instructor: Richard A. Cosgrove

In Person
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Discover and discuss these often-overlooked treasures in a series of lectures that will expand your understanding of and appreciation for the giants of American literature.

Friday Feb 3
10:00 am – noon

Instructor: William A. Fry

In Person
The Secret Language of Versailles

The Secret Language of Versailles

Explore unknown rooms and easily missed details that hold the key to truly understanding this magnificent palace, its intriguing occupants and its continuing significance.

Wednesdays Feb 8 - Mar 1
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Instructor: Kevin Justus

In Person
Spelunking through Prehistory: The Archaeology of Caves and Rock Shelters

Spelunking through Prehistory: The Archaeology of Caves and Rock Shelters

Explore human prehistory, archeological methodology and theory through the lens of caves and rock shelters as you learn about some of the world’s most spectacular archeological discoveries.

Thursdays Feb 9 – Mar 23
10:00 am – noon

Instructor: Matthew J. Rowe

In Person
Reading Between the Lines

Reading Between the Lines

Examine the unique voice of contemporary Irish playwrights, including John Millington Synge, Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett and Conor McPherson.

Thursdays, Feb 9 - Mar 2
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Cynthia Meier

In Person
Willa Cather

Willa Cather

Discover and discuss these often-overlooked treasures in a series of lectures that will expand your understanding of and appreciation for the giants of American literature.

Friday Mar 3
10:00 am – noon

Instructor: William A. Fry

In Person
The Creative Intersection of Art and Theatre

The Creative Intersection of Art and Theatre

Explore the influence of the fine arts on the theater and vice versa in the 16th – 19th centuries and consider the cultural context and the exchange of ideas that shaped both disciplines.

Wednesdays, Mar 8 – 29
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Instructor: Kevin Justus

In Person
Discovering The American Soundtrack Through the Lens of Jazz

Discovering The American Soundtrack Through the Lens of Jazz

Through a mix of live performance and recorded samples, take a journey through time as we experience music, gain different levels of understanding, and realize the “power of now” in Jazz Music.

Thursdays, Mar 9 - 30
1:30 – 3:30 pm

Instructor: Khris Dodge

In Person
Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Discover and discuss these often-overlooked treasures in a series of lectures that will expand your understanding of and appreciation for the giants of American literature.

Friday Apr 7
10:00 am – noon

Instructor: William A. Fry

In Person