Literature, Arts, Music and Poetry

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Welcome to the Literature, Arts, Music and Poetry (L.A.M.P) Series of classes with the

Arlington Community Learning Program.

The fun, fascinating “L.A.M.P” courses introduce you to some of the most beautiful, exciting and amazing works of Literature, Art, Music and Poetry you’ll ever experience. From the stirring dramas of Shakespeare…the the mighty symphonies of Beethoven…to the dazzling stained class windows of Notre the famous Operas of the past…take a break from the rancor of today’s headlines and look, learn, listen and delight in the best of what human beings are capable of.

Here’s a quick glimpse of the L.A.M.P. courses for Winter 2019 

History of 19th Century Photography – An exciting journey through the early history of the photographic processes, cameras, technologies and inventors and artists responsible for one of the greatest inventions of all time. Learn more and register here: Evening Course

Art Appreciation – Study the most famous works, from prehistoric cave art, to classical Greece, Egypt and Rome to Byzantine art to the Renaissance masterpieces of DaVinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.Learn more and register here: Morning Course

Medieval to Gothic Architecture and Crusader Castles – Marvel at the hidden sanctuaries of Byzantine Churches…Roman Imperial architecture…the Gothic flying buttresses of Notre Dame of Paris…stained glass windows and crusader castles.  Learn more and register: Morning class

A History of American Popular Music – American musical styles have spread across the globe. Discover how advances in materials, methods and technology shaped the music. From the time of Ben Franklin to John Philip Sousa to Louis Armstrong to Elvis to Justin Timberlake. Learn more and register here: Morning class; Evening Class

Opera Masterpieces – See and hear famous operas such as La Traviata, La Boheme, The Marriage of Figaro, and Tristan and Isolde.  Learn about the composers, the music, the singing, acting, costumes, scenery and more.Learn more and register here: Morning class

Opera Divas, Female Opera Superstars – Experience the thrilling voices, vocal technique, and roles of some of opera’s most celebrated divas such as Renee Fleming, Maria Callas, Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi and others. Learn more and register here: Morning class

The History of Rock & Roll: Eyewitness to the Revolution, 1957-1967 – From Jail House Rock to Sgt. Pepper, rock and roll skyrocketed from derision to domination.  Relive that wild decade with a participant of the revolution who had a #1 hit rock record in 1967. Learn more and register here: Morning Class; Evening Class

The Best Operas by Puccini – Giacomo Puccini—the Titan of Opera! We’ll discuss, see and hear clips of his best—La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and Turandot. Learn more and register here: Morning Class

The History of the Symphony – Discover the story of the magisterial centerpiece of classical music, the symphony. From its beginnings with Haydn through the masterpieces of Beethoven, Mahler,  Tchaikovsky and more. Learn more and register here: Morning Class; Evening Class

Music of the Middle Ages & Renaissance: Of Kings, Castles and Cathedrals – A journey through the exotic world of “Early Music” from the Medieval times of Richard the Lionheart to the Renaissance of Michelangelo…and some of the most breathtaking music you’ve never heard.Learn more and register here: Morning Class; Evening Class