Experience the music of twelfth-century Abbess Hildegard von Bingen the way she shared it with the women and men who sang with her—as a gentle, contemplative practice of listening and singing together. Her songs are made of beautiful melodies and images that carry profound wisdom teachings deeply into the heart of the singer. Instructor Devi Mathieu has been teaching Hildegard’s music in the medieval oral tradition for fifteen years.
Thursday, September 18
Thursdays, June 19, July 17, September 18, 7–8:30 PM
Friday, September 19
Fridays, 1:30 – 3:15pm, 6 weeks
Nationalist China (1927 – 1949): The Dream That Became a Nightmare
This course surveys the history of Nationalist China (1927-1949), as a means of helping students understand the complex interplay between human will and the forces of historical change. Attention focuses on key historical personalities such as Chiang Kai-Shek, (his wife) Soong Mei-ling, (his sister-in-law) Soong Ching-ling, Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, as each tried to navigate perilous times – when the great dream of national reconstruction became a horrific nightmare for Chinese society. Douglas Lee, PhD