Class Schedule

Spring 2015 Art and Music Schedule

Programs on March 25, April 8, 22, 29 and May 13 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 11 Town Meeting. 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.

Wednesday, March 18 No Class

Wednesday, March 25 Play Nice! Take Turns!

The goal of this program is that participants will get better at identifying musical instruments as they are featured in a composition. Two pieces will be used for this purpose. We will take apart Antonio Salieri's "26 Variations on La Follia di Spagna" then put it together again. Listening exercises will further the goal of the program. "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel will serve the same purpose. No previous musical experience required.

Presenter: Dorothy Bromage*
Coordinator: Jean Schott*

Thursday, April 2 Symphony Rehearsal

The program is Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Shostakovitch's Symphony No. 10. Andris Nelsons, conductor and Christian Tetzlaff, violin soloist. Tickets including bus transportation are $30 for members, $35 for non-members (if tickets are available). The bus leaves promptly at 7:15a.m. from the back parking lot at Hannaford in Chelmsford. Checks are to be made to LIRA Inc. and are due no later than Wednesday, March 18.

Send checks to: Jean Rubinstein, 15 Fairbanks Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824, 978-256-9943/978-761-0022.
Please note: 24 hour notice is needed for refunds.

Coordinator: Jean Rubinstein*

Wednesday, April 8 Underwater Photography

Alex will discuss the art and science of Underwater Photography. He will review the professional techniques and equipment used to create captivating and surreal underwater imagery.

Presenter: Alex Shure
Coordinator: Dorothy Bromage*

Wednesday, April 15 Harvard Art Museums

The Museums' recent renovation and expansion unites three museums under one roof. Admission paid individually at the door: Seniors (65+) $12, adults $14. Reciprocal memberships and discounts are not valid. A self-guided digital tour accessible on smart phone or tablet is available. The self-service café has very limited seating, so members may want to bring food to eat on the bus. The bus is $11 for LIRA members.

Please send a check payable to LIRA, Inc. by April 1 to Carol McCarthy, 398 Acton Rd., Chelmsford, MA  01824. We will meet at Hannaford side parking lot in Chelmsford at 9:15a.m. and return about 2:30p.m. For cancellations, 24 hour notice is needed for refund.

Coordinators: Jane Canter* & Carol McCarthy*

Wednesday, April 22 Treasures of Russia

Bob Hanlon will present the highlights of his trip to Russia last summer. We will explore Russia’s magnificent palaces, churches and museums in both Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Presenter: Bob Hanlon*
Coordinator: Jean Schott*

Wednesday, April 29 Utopia and Dystopia

Liana will discuss how these themes are illustrated by several artists.

Presenter: Liana Cheney
Coordinator: Barbara Page*

Wednesday, May 6 Step Back In Time at the Chevalier Theatre!

Located in Medford, Massachusetts, the Chevalier Theatre is one of the Boston area's hidden gems, an historical memorial to a hero and a cultural icon. The sixth largest theatre in the Boston area, it was built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration as part of the Medford High School complex. The exterior was constructed in the Greek Revival style which belies the treasure contained within: an elliptical art deco house. The President of the Chevalier Theatre Organ Society will speak about the theatre, as well as the ongoing project of installing a Wurlitzer theatre organ. If all goes well, we will have a concert on a Kawai instrument. Meet to carpool at Hannaford parking lot in Chelmsford at 9 a.m. Directions will be available at the Town Meeting and at Hannaford.

Coordinator: Dorothy Bromage*

Wednesday, May 13 LIRA Collects

There is a description in the newsletter. If you would like to participate, please contact Barbara Page at Town Meeting or 978-441-2510.

Coordinator: Barbara Page*

*Indicates LIRA member