Join Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D for "Conversations Across the Centuries",
10:30 am-12:00pm Petaluma Historical Library and Museum 20 Fourth Street, Petaluma
Concerts, classes and lectures that will change the way you experience classic music
Beethoven, Brahms and T.S. Eliot October 22- November 12
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.
$100 for the four week seminar
Early Bird Special! Enroll by September 30 for just $80!
The Pre-Raphaelites and 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 through the Pre-Raphaelites "conversation" with the classical music and art of earlier centuries, including Van Eyck, DaVinci, Botticelli and Giotto
Winter Term: Crazy Love Great Musical Love Stories of the 19th Century February 12- March 18 (six weeks)
Robert and Clara Schumann Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn (brother and sister) Richard Wagner and Cosima Liszt Hector Berlioz and Harriet Smithson Franz Liszt and Princess Carolyne Wittgenstein Edward and Alice Elgar