2017 Summer Term
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 6 - August 3
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Music, Music, Music!
Tuesdays June 6 - August 1
Tuesday, July 18 Guest Speaker Grant Gershon, artistic director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and resident conductor and chorus director of the Los Angeles Opera
The Many Joys of Music
Dr. Alan Chapman will take participants on the next phase of a stimulating journey into the world of classical music. Each talk will examine a variety of works including the music of Spain, Symphonys of the 20th Century, and the Operas of Verdi.
Chapman is the weekday morning host on KUSC Classical Radio where he also produces and hosts two weekend programs. He also is a faculty member at the Colburn Conservatory as well as a composer and lyricist.
Thursdays June 8 - August 3
America's Music: Jazz and Swing
This series of presentations will survey the rise of Jazz and Swing from their roots in New Orleans through Chicago to New York and across the country as we learn about artists like Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Peggy Lee, Count Basie and a host of others who rose to prominence during the Swing Era and continued to produce remarkable music long after the Swing Era ended.
Thom Mason, Professor Emeritus of Music, USC