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Beginner Pickleball – 453
Beginner Pickleball – 453
This course is for people who are new to pickleball or have just started playing. We will cover all of the basics so you can start playing this terrific and fast-growing sport.
Public Speaking
Public Speaking
Research shows that people fear public speaking more than they fear death! Come to a safe space to confront this fear and improve your presentation skills.
Highs in the Upper 60s: Music 1965-69
Highs in the Upper 60s: Music 1965-69
The late 1960s was a turbulent time in the United States, full of political changes, historic events and a rich variety of musical experimentation. We will think critically about the connections between music and the events of this era.
Beethoven’s Symphonies
Beethoven’s Symphonies
Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform all nine Beethoven Symphonies – monumental works which have had an enormous influence on music since they were composed.
Program Notes: SHOSTAKOVICH 5 AND TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO 2
Program Notes: SHOSTAKOVICH 5 AND TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO 2
Learn about these two great works, their historical contexts, main themes and musical structures. No previous musical background is required. Discount tickets to the Philadelphia Orchestra concert featuring these works will be made available through the instructor depending on level of interest.
Program Notes: WAGNER’S FLYING DUTCHMAN
Program Notes: WAGNER’S FLYING DUTCHMAN
Learn about Wagner’s opera, The Flying Dutchman, its historical context, main themes and musical structures. No previous musical background is required. An optional field trip to the Metropolitan Opera HD simulcast at a local theater later that afternoon can be arranged.
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Learn about Puccini’s beloved opera, Madama Butterfly, its historical context, main themes and musical structures. No previous musical background in required. Discount tickets to the Opera Philadelphia production will be made available through the instructor depending on level of interest.
Singing Together
Singing Together
Do you like to sing and want to harmonize with others in a friendly, no pressure group? We will be singing songs from the great American folk repertoire, as well as from some faraway places
Italian II
Italian II
In this course we will work to improve overall pronunciation and fluency in the present tenses and be introduced to past and future tenses. We will illuminate our grammar studies with Italian literature, music, art and food.