Enroll today! (951) 827-4105  |  (760) 834-0997 Riverside 5 Like us on Facebook! http://fb.me/UCROsher Hallelujah Handel! More Than Messiah Thurs. 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Oct. 25- Dec. 6 (No meeting Nov. 22) There are very few people in the Western world who do not immediately recognize the opening bars of George Frideric Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” as the most famous part of his oratorio Messiah; many may also recognize his popular Water Music. But beyond those two deathless pieces, Handel’s compositional contributions are lesser known, although not of lesser beauty or accomplishment. A showman as much as a musician, Handel strove to entertain his audiences, whether upper, middle, or lower class. We will explore his magnificent operas, oratorios, and other choral works, as well as his delightful instrumental pieces for keyboard, chamber groups, and orchestras. Diane Mitchell, retired independent music teacher, Hemet, studied music and opera at UCLA, then started her own piano studio in W. Los Angeles. After moving to Hemet in 1986, she added pre-school music to her studio activities. In 2000, she closed her studio, but remained active as a singer, and with the Hemet Community Concert Association as President, and now as Artistic Director. Ms. Mitchell has presented lectures about music to several organizations including SAGE and the Hemet Public Library. UCR Osher instructor since 2011. 182-CCS-015 Italian Film Neorealism Fri. 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 26-Dec. 7 (No meeting Nov. 23) World War II left Italy in ruins and in socio-political turmoil. In spite of this desperate scenario, we find that art still moved well. The Neorealist movement began at the end of World War II, and it was a response as well as a denunciation of awful life conditions. Directors such as Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Luchino Visconti shared the idea of taking these stories and portraits of common people and turned them into eternal masterpieces. These were characterized by small budgets, a realist aesthetic, outdoor shoots, and nonprofessional actors. Our focus will be on the works of these great directors and the meanings they sought out to extract, and not just to revel in easy tear jerkers, but rather to provide moving stories anyone could easily identify with. Roberto Catalano, Ph.D.,Ethnomusicology, has taught at Whittier College and the University of La Verne. UCR Osher instructor since 2004. 182-CCS-016 The Middle Kingdom: Culture and Art History of China Mon. 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 29-Dec. 10 (No meeting Nov. 12) Considered one of the oldest civilizations on earth, China existed about 5,000 to 500,000 years ago. Over the centuries, its location, philosophies, ruling dynasties, and emperors have influenced China’s art and culture. These influences are seen in the art, ceramics, painting, and sculpture of stone, wood, and lacquer. Through slide presentations displaying the art and culture of China, lectures, and discussions, you will learn why China has been historically known as the ‘Middle Kingdom.” Explore the differences between Chinese and western art, and discover the many inventions coming out from China long before the Europeans came on the scene. Discover what is influencing Chinese art and culture today. Albert Koetsier, M.S., has been teaching courses about and sharing his deep interests in history, art, and photography for over 40 years. UCR Osher instructor since 2012. 182-CCS-017 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE  |  UCR EXTENSION  |  FALL 2018 OCTOBER “Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.” –Albert Einstein