Demystifying German Opera – German Opera before Wagner? (Mozart, Beethoven, Weber)

All lectures are on Zoom

Demystifying German Opera – German Opera before Wagner? (Mozart, Beethoven, Weber)

Sunday, November 22 (4:00-5:15pm EST) 

Also in this series…

Demystifying German Opera – A basic introduction to Wagner (in an hour!)

Sunday, November 29 (4:00-5:15pm EST) 

Demystifying German Opera – German Opera after Wagner? (Richard Strauss)

Sunday, December 6 (4:00-5:15pm EST) 


About Iain Scott:

Iain Scott is perhaps one of Canada’s best-known and most popular opera educator and tour leader.
For 25 years, he was a regular and frequent guest on CBC radio’s “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” and for 8 seasons, he was a guest panelist on the “Texaco Opera Quiz” from the Metropolitan in New York.
He now regularly teaches courses at the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University, George Brown College, Jewish Community Centres, etc. … and increasingly in private homes.
He is in constant demand as a lecturer for guilds, societies and opera companies across North America, including:
  • the Smithsonian Institution
  • the Chautauqua Institution
  • Opera America and
  • almost every Wagner Society in the US and Canada.
Before COVID, he organized a variety of Opera tours to European and North American opera houses each spring and fall … and hopefully will again …

Free Event: Sunday Night at the Movies – The Passengers

Free Event:  Classi Lectures & Beth Tikvah Synagogue Toronto

                                                                 present

Sunday Night at the Movies – The Passengers

The Passengers tells the story of the final community of Ethiopian Jews and their struggle to immigrate to Israel. While on a fateful trip to America as part of a grassroots advocacy campaign, a pair of Ethiopian best friends confront culture shock, homesickness and the pressures of representing their abandoned community. With intimate access and detailed historical context, their own journey reveals the thorny politics and attitudes surrounding Ethiopian Jewry, and the Zionist ideal.

Sunday, November 22 @ 7:45pm on Zoom
Q&A with Director Ryan Porush Moderated by Rabbi Louis J. Sachs

REGISTER:
Register at any time by going to this link and clicking pre-order at the Eventive platform here:

https://watch.eventive.org/passengers/play/5f860dd40427e200b486cde0

You will also receive a confirmation email together with the Zoom link for the Q&A on Sunday, November 22 at 7:45pm.

WATCH! Anytime at your convenience between November 18 & 25

JOIN THE CONVERSATION! Use Zoom link provided at registration to join

Q & A online Sunday, November 22 @ 7:45pm

 

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Demystifying German Opera – German Opera before Wagner? (Mozart, Beethoven, Weber)

All lectures are on Zoom

Demystifying German Opera – German Opera before Wagner? (Mozart, Beethoven, Weber)

Monday, November 23 (230pm-3:45pm EST)

Also in this series…

Demystifying German Opera – A basic introduction to Wagner (in an hour!)

Monday, November 30 (230pm-3:45pm EST)

Demystifying German Opera – German Opera after Wagner? (Richard Strauss)

Monday, December 7 (230pm-3:45pm EST)


About Iain Scott:

Iain Scott is perhaps one of Canada’s best-known and most popular opera educator and tour leader.
For 25 years, he was a regular and frequent guest on CBC radio’s “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” and for 8 seasons, he was a guest panelist on the “Texaco Opera Quiz” from the Metropolitan in New York.
He now regularly teaches courses at the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University, George Brown College, Jewish Community Centres, etc. … and increasingly in private homes.
He is in constant demand as a lecturer for guilds, societies and opera companies across North America, including:
  • the Smithsonian Institution
  • the Chautauqua Institution
  • Opera America and
  • almost every Wagner Society in the US and Canada.
Before COVID, he organized a variety of Opera tours to European and North American opera houses each spring and fall … and hopefully will again …

Book Review Series with Cathy Tile – A Woman is No Man

Book Review Series with Cathy Tile

Cathy Tile, fantastic book reviewer will “unpack” each book & make time for a general Q & A and discussion. Handouts will be provided together with the zoom link info prior to each meeting.

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Also in this series…

Lara Prescott Review
Mon, Jan 4, 2021

Isabel Allende Review
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Jenny Erpenbeck Review
Mon, April 12, 2021

Colum McCann Review
Mon, May 31, 2021

All lectures on Zoom at 7:30pm-8:30pm EST 

About Cathy Tile:
Cathy came to reviewing books via a short teaching career followed by researching and writing features for CBC – Morningside – in the 70’s.
She was asked by the Toronto Board of Education to develop a course based on a feature called “It’s Okay to stay Home.”
She started Living Literature Seminars in 1980 and has given hundreds of book reviews across the city.

Helen Fry In Conversation with Robin Lustig on “The Walls Have Ears”

The Walls Have Ears 

Sunday, November 29  (11-12 EST 4-5pm GMT)

Astonishing stories of how secret listeners discovered information and trapped German Generals into revealing war secrets.

In this astonishing history, Helen Fry uncovers the inner workings of the bugging operation. On arrival at stately-homes-turned-prisons like Trent Park, high-ranking German generals and commanders were given a “phony” interrogation, then treated as “guests,” wined and dined at exclusive clubs, and encouraged to talk. And so it was that the Allies got access to some of Hitler’s most closely guarded secrets—and from those most entrusted to protect them.

Demystifying German Opera – A basic introduction to Wagner (in an hour!)

Demystifying German Opera – Series

All lectures are on Zoom

Demystifying German Opera – A basic introduction to Wagner (in an hour!)

Sunday, November 29 (4:00-5:15pm EST) 

Also in the series…

Demystifying German Opera – German Opera after Wagner? (Richard Strauss)

Sunday, December 6 (4:00-5:15pm EST) About Iain Scott:

Iain Scott is perhaps one of Canada’s best-known and most popular opera educator and tour leader.
For 25 years, he was a regular and frequent guest on CBC radio’s “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” and for 8 seasons, he was a guest panelist on the “Texaco Opera Quiz” from the Metropolitan in New York.
He now regularly teaches courses at the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University, George Brown College, Jewish Community Centres, etc. … and increasingly in private homes.
He is in constant demand as a lecturer for guilds, societies and opera companies across North America, including:
  • the Smithsonian Institution
  • the Chautauqua Institution
  • Opera America and
  • almost every Wagner Society in the US and Canada.
Before COVID, he organized a variety of Opera tours to European and North American opera houses each spring and fall … and hopefully will again …

Demystifying German Opera – A basic introduction to Wagner (in an hour!)

Demystifying German Opera – Series

All lectures are on Zoom

Demystifying German Opera – A basic introduction to Wagner (in an hour!)

Monday, November 30 (2:30-3:45pm EST) 

Also in the series…

Demystifying German Opera – German Opera after Wagner? (Richard Strauss)

Monday, December 7 (2:30-3:45pm EST) 

About Iain Scott:

Iain Scott is perhaps one of Canada’s best-known and most popular opera educator and tour leader.
For 25 years, he was a regular and frequent guest on CBC radio’s “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” and for 8 seasons, he was a guest panelist on the “Texaco Opera Quiz” from the Metropolitan in New York.
He now regularly teaches courses at the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University, George Brown College, Jewish Community Centres, etc. … and increasingly in private homes.
He is in constant demand as a lecturer for guilds, societies and opera companies across North America, including:
  • the Smithsonian Institution
  • the Chautauqua Institution
  • Opera America and
  • almost every Wagner Society in the US and Canada.
Before COVID, he organized a variety of Opera tours to European and North American opera houses each spring and fall … and hopefully will again …

Eating, Shopping, Dancing in the Big City: Coronavirus Edition American Artists on the Town, 1820-1940

Lecture on Zoom
Tuesday, December 1 @ 2:30-3:45pm
2020 has provided us clear vision about the everyday we used to take for granted. Nevermind celebrating life events and joining crowds for urban playtime, simply eating out, shopping, and getting together with family and friends are all a challenge.
Join us for a close look with Rena Tobey at artworks created by American artists from the mid-1800s to the Great Depression.
These works exuberantly depict all those small and larger moments of urban life, and you may find they provide just the refresher you’ve been waiting for.

About Rena Tobey

Rena’s greatest passion is making art accessible, invigorating, insightful, and fun.
She teaches art history at NYU’s School for Professional Studies, conducts lively, interactive tours of museum collections, and provides talks on American art for community organizations.
Just for fun, she has created Artventures!® Game–a cheeky party game on the adventures of art and art history.
MA, Art History, Hunter College
BA, Art History, Dean’s Scholar Program in American Art, University of Delaware

The Age of Upheaval/History: Vienna

The early 20th century was marked by rapid industrial, economic, social, and cultural change. In our next series,

“The Age of Upheaval – Vienna-The Habsburgs and the end of an Era

we explore historical events and attitudes at the time, and how they shaped the development of new styles of art.

All Lectures are on Zoom at 2:30-3:30pm EST (7:30-8:30pm GMT)

Also in this Series…

History Series 

  • Dec 9 London

The Age of Upheaval/Art: Sonia Delaunay

The early 20th century was marked by rapid industrial, economic, social, and cultural change. In our next series,

“The Age of Upheaval – Sonia Delaunay , December 3

we explore historical events and attitudes at the time, and how they shaped the development of new styles of art.

All Lectures are on Zoom at 2:30-3:30pm EST (7:30-8:30pm GMT)

Also in this Series…

Art Series 

  • Dec 10 Isidor Kaufmann
  • Dec 17 Rodin

History Series 

  • Dec 2 Vienna
  • Dec 9 London