Class Schedule

Fall 2014 Art and Music Schedule

Programs on September 17, October 15, 22 and November 5 will be held at University Suites, 327 Aiken Street, Lowell, MA from 10 a.m. to Noon.  There will be sign-up sheets for tours at the September 10 Fall Convocation.  If you cannot attend, you may ask someone to put your name on the list for your choice of tours. Please remember that if you have paid for a tour and you are unable to go, a 24 hour notice to the coordinator, prior to the tour is required if you want a refund. Get directions via UMass Lowell's interactive Google Maps.

Wednesday, September 17:  Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA

By far the largest studio complex in Lowell, the Western Avenue buildings house over 300 artists.   We will visit a glass blower, a fabric artist, a photographer, and several others.  Bring your checkbooks!  Christmas is not that far off.  Directions will be available at Convocation.   We will meet at the studios parking lot at 9:45 a.m.
Coordinator:  Barbara Page*
Wednesday, September 24: Focus on Second Movements - Dorothy Bromage*

A symphony has four movements and is created to be experienced as a whole.  Sometimes, however, a single movement is a gem by itself. This program will focus on 15 second movements that are different and delightful.
Coordinator: Kimball Rudeen* 

Wednesday, October 1: Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

Fruitlands began as an agrarian commune established by Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane in the 1840's. Its sweeping views of Nashoba Valley make it a delightful visit place to visit in the fall.  This year the museum celebrates its 100th anniversary. On view will be a collection of its 100 most popular objects voted on by visitors.  Lunch is available in the cafe on site. Admission is $12.00.  Send checks payable to LIRA, Inc. postmarked on or before September 20 to Jean Schott, Box 1628, Westford, MA 01886 or bring checks to Convocation. Signups are necessary for this trip. Carpoolers meet at Chelmsford Hannaford side parking lot at 9:15 a.m.  Directions will be available at Convocation and at Hannaford. 
Coordinator:  Jean Schott*

Thursday, October 9: Boston Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal  

The conductor and pianist will be Christian Zacharias.  Program:  Schubert – Incidental music from Rosamunde.  Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 17.  Schubert – Symphony in b minor (Unfinished).  The bus will leave Chelmsford Hannaford’s side parking lot at 7:15 a.m.  The price is $30.  Please send a check made out to LIRA, Inc. postmarked on or before September 28 to Jean Rubinstein, 50 Fairbanks Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824.
Coordinator:  Jean Rubinstein*

Wednesday, October 15: Assisi and the Works of Giotto and Piero - Liana Cheney

Art historian Liana Cheney will lecture about the beautiful city of Assisi and the works of the artists Giotto and Piero della Francesco.
Coordinator:  Barbara Page*

Wednesday, October 22: Giovanni Bellini - Barbara Wagner

Opera expert, Barbara Wagner, will lecture to us on Bellini, the composer of I. Puritani and other works. 
Coordinator:  Barbara Page*

Wednesday, October 29: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

We will tour the exhibits of Francisco Goya, Spanish painter, and Jamie Wyeth, contemporary artist.  Admission will be paid individually at the entrance and is $23.00.  Memberships and other discounts are valid.  Meet the bus at 9:15 a.m. at Chelmsford Hannaford’s side parking lot.  Arrive back at 2:30 p.m.  Lunch at the Museum or bring food to eat on the bus.  Bus is $10.00.  Please send check for $10.00 payable to LIRA Inc. postmarked on or before October 6 to Carol McCarthy, 398 Acton Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824.
Coordinator:  Carol McCarthy*

Wednesday, November 5: Following in the Footsteps of Alexander the Great - Constance Lanseigne-Case*

Connie will give a PowerPoint presentation on this fascinating Road Scholar trip. 
Coordinator:  Jean Schott*

*Indicates a LIRA member