85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 • Tel: 626.795.4331 • www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
NEWS RELEASE - For immediate release
FOLK MUSIC OF AMERICA: SPECIAL EDITION OF THE MASTERS SERIES
PRESENTED BY PASADENA SENIOR CENTER WILL BE VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM
A special edition of The Masters Series, which embraces lifelong learning and is presented by the Pasadena Senior Center, will be virtual via Zoom Tuesdays, Oct. 20 and 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. and will be titled Folk Music of America.
- Oct. 20 – The Music of Mark Twain’s America. Nineteenth-century American parlor music and dance music, including Civil War songs, music by Stephen Foster, hymns, spirituals and dance music will be explored and performed.
- Oct. 27 – I Lift My Lamp. Immigrant music-making and its contributions to our collective heritage will be performed and discussed, including classic songs from Scotland, Ireland, Poland, France and Eastern Europe that made their way to America.
Jacqueline Schwab will lead the online sessions. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music, played the piano music for 14 Ken Burns PBS documentaries, including “The Civil War,” “Baseball,” “Lewis and Clark” and “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” and performed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History for the opening of the exhibition “The American Presidency“ in 2000.
The cost for the two sessions is only $25 for members of the Pasadena Senior Center and $30 for non-members.
To register visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Online Classes, then The Masters Series. Everyone who registers will receive email instructions for joining each of the two Zoom sessions online. For more information about The Masters Series email AnnieL@pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
For more information about other Pasadena Senior Center programs and services, including online options for classes, events and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call 626-795-4331.
The center, at 85 E. Holly St., is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has been deemed an essential service provider for older adults, so its doors are open five days a week for social services and other assistance to older adults in need. Hours during this period are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.