Ukulele Lessons

10 Wednesdays, December 7 – February 15, $80
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Players

Uncle Zac, the “uke guy”, a local ukulele performer and teacher who has played the uke for 50 years, will teach a players class for those who have some experience playing a ukulele. You will learn to play a variety of songs and Uncle Zac can rent you a uke for the semester for $10 if you don’t have one.

A beginners class will be offered in the spring.

German Operas in the 20th Century

3 Wednesdays, January 4 – 18, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., $60

Join Jerry Sehulster for the next in our winter series of German opera. He will be discussing and playing the works of 20th century composers such as Lehar, Weill, Berg, Strauss, Schoenberg, Korngold and others. Some of the operas are Kurt Weill’s Die Dreigroschenoper, Alban Berg’s Lulu, Richard Strauss’ Aegyptische Helena, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron.

♣ The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

11 Thursdays, December 1 – 15 and January 5 – February 25, 1:45 p.m., Free

We will continue with Great Courses favorite Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances who will take you on a grand tour of the symphonic pieces he counts as being among the very greatest ever written. Symphonies from Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms will be among the first discussed and played.

These programs are high-quality video lectures from the Teaching Company, BBC, PBS and other venues shown on a big screen.