Apr
1
Sat
Spring Course 2017—Becoming an Artist
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This six-week literature course taught by Theo Theoharis will cover Willa Cather’s “The Song of the Lark” and James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.”

 

TheoTheoharis

Theo Theoharis, Ph.D. has lectured widely on American and European  literature both in the United States and abroad. He is author of James Joyce’s Ulysses: An Anatomy of the Soul and Ibsen’s Drama: Right Action and Tragic Joy, and well as the translator of Before They Could Change Them: The Complete Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy. He has received teaching awards from UC Berkeley, MIT and Harvard. He has taught courses on the epic, tragedy, and modern fiction at Harvard for the last 25 years.

Cambridge Society for Early Music Concert
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LES DELICES
Songs Without Words: Airs and Torch Songs Transformed
with Debra Nagy, baroque oboe (director)
Emily Walhout, viola da gamba — Eric Milnes, harpsichord — David Jacques, theorbo and baroque guitar
Debra Nagy founded Les Delices in Cleveland in 2006, bringing together artists with national reputations who share a passion for the exquisite music of the French baroque.  Their polished, dynamic performances of masterpieces and little-known works draw rapturous reviews.
With a musical approach that’s “distinctly sensual…pliant, warm and sweet” (The New York Times), Ms. Nagy expands the repertoire for her instrument with timeless songs whose emotionally-charged melodies stir the passions and inspire improvisation with echoes of jazz.
Accompanied by a lush continuo band of viola da gamba, theorbo, and harpsichord, she breathes new life into torch songs from the 17th to 20th centuries in this program of original arrangements and improvisations.  Music is by French masters who served Louis XIV–Michel Lambert (d. 1696) and Sebastien Le Camus (d. 1677)–along wtih popular Americans Jerome Kern and Nina Simone.
A reception follows.  For tickets and information, call 617-489-2062 or visit www.csem.org.
Members and seniors, $25; non-members, $30.
Free for students 17 and under.
Apr
7
Fri
Salem Connection–JL Bell
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Salem Connection: A Crucial Part of Massachusetts’s Secret Drive to Collect Artillery Before the Revolutionary War

As part of a citywide commemoration, J. L. Bell’s lecture will connect the confrontation in Salem on February 26, 1775 known as “Leslie’s Retreat” to the first battle of the American Revolution starting at Concord on April 19, 1775.

J. L. BELL is the proprietor of boston1775.net, a popular website dedicated to the history of the American Revolution in New England. A Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and American Antiquarian Society, he is author of the National Park Service’s study of George Washington’s work in Cambridge, and has delivered papers to the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Organization of American Historians, and historic sites around greater Boston.  In May 2016, his first book, The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War was published as one of the first series of microhistories published by the Journal of the American Revolution. The series features meticulous, groundbreaking research and well-written narratives about unknown or lesser-known topics related to the Revolution.

Apr
8
Sat
Spring Course 2017—Becoming an Artist
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This six-week literature course taught by Theo Theoharis will cover Willa Cather’s “The Song of the Lark” and James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.”

 

TheoTheoharis

Theo Theoharis, Ph.D. has lectured widely on American and European  literature both in the United States and abroad. He is author of James Joyce’s Ulysses: An Anatomy of the Soul and Ibsen’s Drama: Right Action and Tragic Joy, and well as the translator of Before They Could Change Them: The Complete Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy. He has received teaching awards from UC Berkeley, MIT and Harvard. He has taught courses on the epic, tragedy, and modern fiction at Harvard for the last 25 years.

Apr
11
Tue
La Tertulia
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

Apr
15
Sat
Spring Course 2017—Becoming an Artist
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This six-week literature course taught by Theo Theoharis will cover Willa Cather’s “The Song of the Lark” and James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.”

 

TheoTheoharis

Theo Theoharis, Ph.D. has lectured widely on American and European  literature both in the United States and abroad. He is author of James Joyce’s Ulysses: An Anatomy of the Soul and Ibsen’s Drama: Right Action and Tragic Joy, and well as the translator of Before They Could Change Them: The Complete Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy. He has received teaching awards from UC Berkeley, MIT and Harvard. He has taught courses on the epic, tragedy, and modern fiction at Harvard for the last 25 years.

Apr
25
Tue
La Tertulia
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

May
9
Tue
La Tertulia
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.

May
16
Tue
Our Future Climate Depends on What We Do Now
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

John Spengler will tell us how to combat the effects of greenhouse gases before it’s too late.
(Yes, there is still time!)

Spengler, the Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation and Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has conducted research in the areas of personal monitoring, air pollution health effects, indoor air pollution, and a variety of environmental sustainability issues. Several of his investigations have focused on housing design and its effects on ventilation rates, building materials’ selection, energy consumption, and total environmental quality in homes.

May
23
Tue
La Tertulia
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.