All roads from the sophisticated book musical lead one way or another back to the ground-breaking 1927 premiere of Showboat, produced by Florenz Ziegfield, with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
It was unlike anything that had yet been written for the American musical theater, and years ahead of its time. This lecture will take you inside the creation of this remarkable work, and what is unquestionably Kern’s greatest musical score, the score that laid the groundwork for Porgy and Bess, Carousel and so much more.
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Introducing Jerome Kern: Showboat
First Session: Sun, Apr 28, 2013, 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Louis Rosen is a songwriter, guitarist, author, teacher and 2005 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in Music Composition. Louis recently completed his twenty-sixth year of teaching the music theory and appreciation curriculum for the 92nd Street Y School of Music.
He has released three albums with vocalist Capathia Jenkins: The Ache of Possibility (Di-Tone, 2009), One Ounce of Truth: The Nikki Giovanni Songs (PS Classics, 2008) and South Side Stories (Rosecap, 2006). The songs from these albums have been heard on hundreds of radio stations around the U.S., as well as part of extended interview/performance segments on Public Radio International’s Tavis Smiley Show...for full instructor biography click here.
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Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Price: from $30.00
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