Quest Courses – Fall 2023 / Art and Music
The courses listed below, in the general area of history and philosophy, are currently offered at Quest.
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ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK
Coordinators: Linda Downs, Lynnel Garabedian, Bob Reiss, Ellen Shapiro
This is an art history course that explores the lives and work of artists throughout the world. The course prompts discussion of style, meaning, media, and aesthetics as well as philosophical, social, and political issues.
Coordinators: Sol Makon, Peter Dichter, Bob Reiss
Over the centuries, classical music has constantly evolved. Historically, the changing social and political fabric has been the catalyst to produce innovation and transformation of classical musical content and presentation.
Coordinators: Madeleine Brecher
CultureQuest is the Friday component of Quest’s arts and culture program, offering tours of art galleries and current museum exhibitions as well as opera rehearsals and other enriching experiences throughout the New York area.
FOLK MUSIC AND MELLOW ROCK
Coordinators: Bob Gottfried, Jill Altman
Each class will be devoted to one or two Folk/Rock artists or groups. We will learn about the artists and listen to and sing along with them.
ROCK AND ROOTS ALBUMS
Coordinators: Steve Koenig, Wayne Cotter
Explore the roots and branches of Rock: rock, reggae, soul, blues, punk, folk, new wave, country, and metal.