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School’s Back in Session

Sep 05, 2012 08:12PM ● By Anonymous

Here in Annapolis, St. John’s offers a number of lectures throughout the school year. In September alone, they’re hosting experts from around the country who will touch on topics such as Homer’s Iliad and Mozart’s Magic Flute. And there are some concerts and performances in the mix, too. You can find their whole lineup here.

Over at the Naval Academy, you can check out lots of recitals from the school’s glee clubs and bands, catch high-quality theatre productions, and, of course, get your football fix. This year’s Army-Navy Game takes place on December 8th at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, by the way.

On October 22nd, USNA will host the 32nd Annual Bancroft Lecture in Alumni Hall. While the speaker has yet to be announced, the event is free of charge and open to the public. The Bancroft Lecture series was established by the academy’s history department as a way of honoring its founder, George Bancroft. Held in October each year, it celebrates both the anniversary of his birth and that of the founding of the academy.

To see the Naval Academy’s schedule of open-to-the-public events through December, click here.

Over on the Shore, Washington College in Chestertown has several upcoming concerts with professional classical artists, several of which are free, as well as tons of smaller talks, workshops, and readings. The school’s fall convocation (which takes place on September 6th) is set to honor the chief executive officer of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library, Dr. Carla Hayden and Dr. Nabeel Abboud Ashkar, an Israeli Arab violinist who has earned international praise for brining young Jews and Arabs together through music. For a month view of the college’s events, click here.

A few counties down, Salisbury University has an extensive lineup of cultural events in the coming school year. Exhibits, classes, concerts—there’s seriously something for everyone. One of their most exciting events, in my personal opinion, is the Grapevine Lecture Series, presented by the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. The series revolves around expert presentations featuring wine from local vineyards, and kicks off on the 6th with “Something to Crow About” with Ward Museum Curator and Folklorist Cindy Byrd. Byrd will examine the history of the grapevine through art, archival photographs and ephemera, and oral histories and folklore.

Each lecture costs $5 for Ward members and $7 for non-members.

Click here to see Salisbury’s complete list of cultural events.