Class Schedule

Spring 2014 Art and Music Schedule

Programs on March 19, April 9, 23 and 30 will be held at University Suites, 327 Aiken Street, Lowell, MA from 10 a.m. to Noon.  There will sign-up sheets for tours at the March 12 Town Meeting.  If you cannot attend, you may ask someone to put your name on the list for your choice of tours.

Wednesday, March 19:  Russia Revealed - Leon Poirier*, Presenter

Dr. J. Leon Poirier will tell about his cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow. Slide presentation of the trip with stops at the Hermitage, Winter Palace, Summer Palace, Peterhof, Ballet, Kremlin, numerous cathedrals, and other famous places.
Coordinator: Dorothy Bromage*

Wednesday, March 26: Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Docent-led tour of the Museum’s permanent collection and the special exhibits:  Machines and Mechanization; Explorations in Contemporary Kinetic Sculpture; and The Stories We Tell, a multi-media exhibit reflecting the artist’s themes of nature, history, and whimsy.  No café, but we can bring food to eat in the museum or on the bus. We will meet at 9:15 a.m. at Hannaford’s side parking lot in Chelmsford and return at 2:45 p.m.  The cost is $22.50.  Please send a check postmarked on or before March 17, payable to LIRA, Inc. to Carol McCarthy, 398 Acton Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824.
Coordinator:  Carol McCarthy*

Wednesday, April 2:  Addison Gallery - Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Meet at the museum at 10:00 a.m.  Admission is free.  To carpool, meet at Hannaford’s side parking lot in Chelmsford at 9:30 a.m.    Directions to museum:  Take Route 495 North to exit 41A (route 28), follow past Andover Center to Phillips Academy on the left.  (180 Main St. Andover, MA)
Coordinator:  Jane Canter*

Wednesday, April 9:  Life and Music of Donizetti - Barbara Wagner

Using recordings and excerpts from biographies, Barbara will bring to life this wonderful composer.
Coordinator:  Barbara Page*
Thursday, April 17:  Boston Symphony Open Rehearsal

Lorin Maazel will be the conductor.  The program is Mozart’s “Symphony No. 38” (Prague) and Mahler’s “Symphony No. 5.”  Meet at Hannaford’s side parking lot in Chelmsford at 7:15 a.m. for the bus, return by 2:00 p.m.  (Please read the following carefully, as the time of payment has changed.) Please make a check payable to LIRA Inc. for $30.00 and submit it at the same time you sign up for the trip at the March 12 Town Meeting.  If you are unable to come to the Town Meeting, you must call Jean Rubinstein by March 12 and put a check in the mail to her the next day.   978-256-9943   Jean Rubinstein, 15 Fairbanks Rd, Chelmsford, MA  01824.
Coordinator:  Jean Rubinstein*

Wednesday, April 23:  Winslow Homer - Jean Schott*, Presenter

Boston born Winslow Homer began his 19th century artistic career as a Civil War correspondent.  He later depicted both leisure class and rustic Americana.  Homer became a world renowned painter of Maine seascapes and has been recognized as the foremost painter in the US.
Coordinator: Barbara Page *

Wednesday, April 30:  Art and Architecture of Florence - Liana Cheney

UMass Lowell Professor Liana Cheney will describe for us the splendors of this Renaissance city.
Coordinator: Barbara Page*

Wednesday, May 7:  Art Exhibit at Indian Hill Music School, Littleton, MA - Connie Lanseigne-Case*, Presenter

From Photography to Art: Seeing Nepal while trekking -- Memorable scenes captured in photographs are interpreted in colored pencils.  Connie will give a brief lecture about her work.  Meet at 10 a.m. at the Indian Hill Music School.

Directions to Indian Hill Music School, 36 King St., Littleton, MA:   
  • Take Route 495 South toward Marlboro.   
  • Take exit 30 for Rt 2A W/ Rt 110 W toward Littleton/Ayer (3/10 mile)
  • Turn left onto Rt 110W / Rt 2A W/ King St (7/10 mile)
  • 36 King St will be on the right.  Entrance and parking lot in the rear of the building.
Coordinator: Marjorie Short*

*Indicates LIRA member