Senior Center – Events

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The Poets of Tin Pan Alley

Two Zoom Presentations by John Clark
Thursday, August 13 (Part 1)
Thursday, August 27 (Part 2)
1:00 p.m.to 2:00 p.m.

Part One begins with the backgrounds of four prominent Great American Songbook songwriters: Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin and Jerome Kern. We then move into the careers highlights of their creative output, including songs like Alexander’s Ragtime Band, God Bless America, I Got Rhythm, Summertime, The Way You Look Tonight and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

Part Two is entirely devoted to the songs of composer Richard Rodgers and his two lyricists, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Rodgers & Hart wrote their witty and sophisticated music from 1919-1943, including Blue Moon and My Funny Valentine. Rodgers & Hammerstein are credited with the longest running shows and best songs of the golden age of Broadway, including Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music.

Please contact the Council on Aging at 978-897-1009 to sign up. You will be sent a link before the program.