Join Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D for "Conversations Across the Centuries"
Mondays 10:30 am-12:00pm $30 at the door to drop in Petaluma Historical Library and Museum 20 Fourth Street, Petaluma
Concerts, classes and lectures that will change the way you experience classic music
Fall: Beethoven's Legacy October 22- November 12 $30 at the door to drop in
October 22: Beethoven, Liszt and Brahms October 29: Beethoven and Schubert November 5: Beethoven, Bach and Mendelssohn November 12: Beethoven and T. S. Eliot
Beethoven's life and music defined the essence of heroism for the 19th century, rippling outwards to shape the imagination of subsequent generations. In this four week lecture-recital series, we will see how his music became the torch of inspiration which he passed on to Schubert, Mendelssohn and Brahms We will end with the Four Quartets of T.S. Eliot, considered by many to be the greatest poetic masterpiece of the 20th century. We will discover how it was inspired by Beethoven's astonishing Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132, a piece that led Eliot through his darkest days of despair into a new language of hope, integration, renewal and possibility.
Beauty Across the Centuries: The Art and Music of Advent November 26- December 17
The Season of Advent is an invitation to journey inwards as the days darken. Throughout the centuries, Advent was a time to reflect on the cycle of life, to let fall away what is false and wait in stillness for the return of light and rejoice in the surprise new life in most unexpected places. In this four week series, we will explore the archetypal themes of advent using art and musical masterpiece from the Medieval and Baroque era through the Pre-Raphaelites
November 26: Sibyls and Prophets: Lassus: Prophetaie Sibyllarum, John the Baptist, Caravaggio and Da Vinci December 3: Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, J.S. Bach 's Advent Cantatas including Wachat Auf December 10: Visions of Mary: Praetorius Lo How a Rose E're Blooming, Madonnas of Botticelli, Giotto and Fra Lippi December 17: Annunciations: The Magnificat, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti and Gustav Holst
Early Bird Special: $100 for the four week seminar through November 26 Thereafter, $30 drop-in at the door
Winter Term: Crazy Love Great Musical Love Stories of the 19th Century February 12- March 18 (six weeks)
Robert and Clara Schumann Fanny Mendelssohn and Willhelm Hensel Hector Berlioz and Harriet Smithson Franz Liszt and Princess Carolyne Wittgenstein Richard Wagner and Cosima Liszt Edward and Alice Elgar