14 Wednesdays, March 1 – May 30, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., $112
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.
12 Tuesdays, March 7 – May 23, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Free
Sing! Sing! Sing! No need to read music or even be able to sing! Just have fun in this group directed by Merrill Collins from Arts for Healing.
The Fabulous, the Fantasies, and the Fairy Tales:
Operas One Should Know Better, Part II
6 Wednesdays, March 15 – April 19, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., $60
Dr. Jerry Sehulster will sample some wonderful works just outside of the standard repertory. Included are Weber’s Der Freischütz, Wagner’s Lohengrin, Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Rimsky Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, Dvořák’s Rusalka, and Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, sometimes other works by these composers.
♣ The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
9 Thursdays, March 2 – April 27, 1:45 p.m., Free
Great Courses favorite Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances will finish his grand tour of the symphonic pieces he counts as being among the very greatest ever written with symphonies from Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Stravinsky, Copland and Shostakovich.
♣ Haydn: His Life and Music
8 Thursdays, May 4 – June 22, 1:45 p.m., Free
The music of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732– 1809) is technically superb, widely imitated, and rich in quality and quantity. Professor Robert Greenberg will discuss Haydn’s life, music and cultural influences as well as play his music.
♣ These programs are high-quality video lectures from the Teaching Company, BBC, PBS and other venues shown on a big screen.