Course detail: Going for Baroque: Getting a Handle on Handel and Traveling Back to Bach

This course introduces the lives, times, and music of Baroque's most famous composers. We'll review Handel and Bach through images, biographical details, music, and patronage in the early 18th century. We will also consider their works in terms of their function, their composition and how to listen to them in a more informed manner. 

An Osher membership fee of $25 is required to enroll in this class. If you have not paid your membership fee, please click on the blue link below under "course accessibility" to add the membership fee to your shopping cart. Then continue shopping to select your courses and/or events. If you have questions about whether or not you have paid your member fee, please call 785-864-6779.

Instructor Bio: Paul Laird is professor of musicology at the University of Kansas. He has published widely on musical history topics including four books on Leonard Bernstein. The most recent is the biography of Leonard Bernstein in the "Critical Lives" series from Reaktion Books (University of Chicago Press).

Course Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in an event, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.

Course pre-requisites
(required) Osher Membership Fee

 Session Information: OC24312F

Schedule: Every week on Thursday, starting on 06/06/24 and ending on 06/20/24
Only 16 days left to register!
Times: 02:00pm-04:00pm CDT
In-Person : $50.00


Thank you for registering for this Osher in-person course. The class will meet at the Osher Institute, St. Andrews Office, 1515 St. Andrews Dr., Lawrence, KS. We look forward to seeing you in class.


Name Additional Resources
Paul Laird

Facility Detail

Osher Institute, St. Andrews Office Facility In Person
1515 St. Andrews Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66047

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.