Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) will host its lecture series titled ‘Wisdom Wednesdays’ on Feb. 20 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art which is located at 901 S. College St. in Auburn.
OLLI members, guests and friends are all invited to learn more about OLLI at Auburn course offerings, social engagements and initiatives.
Nathan Carterette will provide OLLI at Auburn with his presentation titled “Poets of the Piano: Phantasmagoria” exploring music of the past. Literature meets music as composers conjure spirits, ghosts, demons, and all sorts of devilry in their piano music. How did they convey stories or fairy tales in tones? What were the stories that inspired their musical imagination?
This presentation explores music of the past that took on a new character, and story, as it aged featuring: Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565 – JS Bach, arr. Feruccio Busoni, Sonata in c# minor, op.27 no.2 ‘Moonlight’ – Ludwig van Beethoven, Fantasy Pieces, op.12 – Robert Schumann, Two Fairy Tales: The March of the Paladin / The Bells – Nikolai Medtner, and Mephisto Waltz – Franz Liszt.
Carterette is a classical pianist and has led an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute class in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the past four years.
OLLI at Auburn offers academic not for credit programs for adults aged 50 years or older through program sites at Auburn University, AUM in Montgomery and the Chambers County Public Library in Valley. Membership includes several benefits such as participation in social engagements, our lecture series, day trips, and other programming initiatives.
OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property which is located at 1031 S. College St.
For more information regarding this event or if you would like to assist the organization as a volunteer faculty member, volunteer service assistant, or sponsor, call Ileeia A. Cobb, Ph.D., OLLI Director, at 334-844-3105, email olli@auburn.edu or visit www.olliatauburn.org.