Class Schedule

Fall 2013 Art and Music

Programs, that are not tours, will meet in the Talon Club Room at the Tsongas Center, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Lowell, MA on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The Boston Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal is on Thurs., October 3. Directions will be available at the Convocation and at Hannaford in Chelmsford. There will be sign-up sheets for tours at the Sept. 16 Convocation. If you cannot attend, you may ask someone to put your name on the list for your choice of tours.

Wed., Sept. 25 - Peabody Essex Museum
We will go by bus and have a guided “highlights” tour and free time for the Faberge exhibit, other galleries, the café, the gift shop, etc.  The cost is $25.00. We will meet at Hannaford’s side parking lot in Chelmsford at 9:15 a.m. and will return at 2:30 p.m.. Please send a check payable to LIRA, postmarked on or before Sept. 9 to Carol McCarthy, 398 Acton Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Carol McCarthy*, Coordinator

Thurs., Oct. 3 - Boston Symphony Open Rehearsal
The program will be: Prokofiev:  Suite from "The Love of Three Oranges”
Shostakovitch: “Cello Concerto No. 1” with Yo-Yo Ma
R. Strauss:  "Ein Heldenleben” 

We will meet for the bus at Hannaford’s side parking lot in Chelmsford at 7:15 a.m.  Cost is $30. Please send checks payable to Jean Rubinstein postmarked on or before Sept. 18 to 15 Fairbanks Rd., Chelmsford, MA  01824.
Jean Rubinstein*, Coordinator

Wed., Oct. 9 - Quilter:  Sally Palmer Field
Judith Buswick, Presenter                                 

Judith is the author of a book on the well-known area quilter Sally Palmer Field.  Judith will give us a Power Point presentation on the book and the quilter.
Jean Schott*, Coordinator

Wed., Oct. 16 - St. Vartanantz Armenian Church, Chelmsford, MA
Father Kesablyan, who has led the church since 2006 (a few years after arriving in the US from Armenia) will give us a tour. Carpoolers will meet at Hannaford’s side parking lot in Chelmsford at 9:45 a.m. to drive to the church. We will all meet at 10 a.m. at the front entrance to the church. Directions will be available at Convocation and at Hannaford.  
Jean Schott*, Coordinator

Wed., Oct. 23 - Sargent Watercolors at the Museum of Fine Art
We will meet at Hannaford’s side parking lot in Chelmsford at 9 a.m. to get the bus. Cost is $8 for museum members, $26 for non-MFA members. Checks payable to Jean Schott must be postmarked on or before Sept. 29. We can have lunch at the museum café or a sandwich on the bus which leaves at 1 p.m.
Jane Canter* and Jean Schott*, Coordinators

Wed., Oct. 30 - Women in Art Through the Years
Liana Cheney, Presenter                  

Our wonderful Art Historian Liana Cheney will give a presentation on women painters and sculptors through the years.
Barbara Page*, Coordinator

Wed., Nov. - 6 Drinking Songs
Dorothy Bromage*, Presenter

Drinking songs are known for their catchy melody, infectious rhythm, and appealing harmony. Examples will be presented by audio recordings, video clips, and sheet music. Familiar songs come from operas and operettas, and there are those that liven up Irish pubs and the German Octoberfest. Adding to the enjoyment of this enduring music will be background information, such as where it comes in the opera—and why are they singing it, anyway?
Richard Grove*, Coordinator

Wed., Nov. 13 - Puccini
Barbara Wagner, Presenter

Barbara will give us the life and works of Giacomo Puccini with excerpts from biographies and recordings of the operas.  
Barbara Page*, Coordinator

*Denotes LIRA member