The Great American Songbook

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SPECIAL OFFERING: WHAT MAKES IT GREAT?

INSIDE THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK FROM GERSHWIN TO SONDHEIM

Ages 13-95

Our artist-in-residence, the renowned composer, conductor, award-winning author and PBS/NPR commentator, and former Yale Professor, Rob Kapilow, brings the joy and wonder of classical music to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.  Kapilow’s range of activities includes his What Makes It Great?® presentations which are characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators.

Click here to hear a message from Rob Kapilow about this program.  

This unique, one-time-only class explores the much-beloved world of the Great American Songbook. Based on his new, new book, Listening For America: Inside the Great American Songbook from Gershwin to Sondheim, each of the course's 7 classes focuses on one of the giants of the Great American Songbook including George Gershwin, , Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim. Through a close look at several of each composer's most famous songs combined with a wide-angled historical point of view, the course tells the story of America through some of its greatest songs.  The course is designed for everyone and anyone, whether you are a musical-theatre devotee, first-time listener, singer, music student, or simply a lover of the music of Broadway's Golden Age.  From "I've Got Rhythm" to "Send in the Clowns," you will leave the course listening to America and some of its greatest music with a whole new pair of ears.

The class will be presented with live Q&A on Tuesdays from 7:00-7:45 pm EDT from June 30 to August 11.   If you miss a session, a Video on Demand will be available until one week after the last session.

The ticket is $70 for the entire series. To register for this program, go to the events page by clicking here

What Makes It Great? The American Songbook
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What Makes It Great? The American Songbook

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$70.00 Member
$70.00 Public
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For information, please call Dan Jatovsky: djatovsky@jccotp.org.