Winter Tuesday classes are FREE. Space is limited.
All Tuesday classes meet from 1:10-2:50 PM
NCC Photo ID with current LLI sticker must be worn visibly.
Tuesday, January 15 – The Music of Stephen Sondheim – Free class!
Dr. Joe introduces Stephen Sondheim, a complex modern genius of musical theater, beginning with his role as lyricist in West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959). Stephen Sondheim, like Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, was a composer and lyricist. His first major show was Anyone Can Whistle in 1964 was followed by other truly great Sondheim musicals, including Company, Follies, A Little Night Music and Into the Woods. We listen to several recordings and Dr. Joe’s live creative piano renditions.”
Dr. Joe Utterback earned his MA in Piano Performance from Wichita State University and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kansas. He has a total of 425 published jazz and classical compositions. Dr. Joe has been Music Director and organist of the First Congregational Church of Stratford for the past 21 years and has been teaching music at Sacred Heart University for 25 years. He has taught for 14 years at LLI, and he continues to perform throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Tuesday, January 22 – Philosophy of the Human Being – Free class!
This lecture is an overview of a philosophy course being offered in the spring. Philosophers such as Plato, Epicurus, de Montaigne, Emerson and Sartre are introduced and briefly discussed. Philosophical reflection, subjectivity, creativity, free will and intentions are presented.
Dr. Nikolai Omelchenko graduated from the School of Philosophy at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, in 1978 and later earned two PhD’s. He was a professor at Volgograd State University, Russia and a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Mansfield University, Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, January 29 – The Real Mad Men and Women – Free class!
Return to the era of the real ad men and women that inspired the TV series Mad Men. Beginning with the advertising revolution of the 1960s, we hear from the men and women who changed the ad business forever—brilliant minds like George Lois, Bill Bernbach and Mary Wells. We discuss the way ads of the 60s reflected this revolutionary period. It was a time when the youth culture rejected the status symbols of their parents’ generation and venerated the anti-hero in both popular culture and advertising. Learn how admen were able to sell a German car in a Jewish town, not long after World War II; how humor became the gold standard; how a chimp helped make Xerox a household word, and more. The class concludes with what the instructor considers to be the 10 best ads of all time.
Frank Izzo began his copywriting career at Grey Advertising in the early 70s, just as the creative revolution was winding down. Luckily for him, the youth culture was revving up. At 29 he was made a vice president and the worldwide creative director of at Grey, one of the largest agencies in the world. He spent over 40 years in the business, winning awards along the way doing ads with a few celebrities, (including O.J. Simpson) while having a whole lot of laughs.
Tuesday, February 5 – Seven Reasons Why Your Cellphone is Your Best Camera – Free class!
It’s always with you; it’s always “on” and ready to shoot; no fiddling around with special lenses, flash, filters; easy multiple photos; “Capture that Special Moment”; send/share your cell phone photos Now! It’s 100% free (you already own it), nothing else to buy. Your phone also captures video and sound! And…you already know how to use your phone as a camera. You don’t? Come to this one-session class. Bring your phone-camera to class. Learn how to “shoot” your spouse or friends!
Bernie Weiss is an award-winning professional photographer based in Stamford. He’s old enough to have used film and darkrooms in his youth, and young enough to understand, appreciate, and use new photographic technologies today.