Getting to Know the Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein -- John Frey
In this series of six 3-hour presentations you will view videos of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most popular Broadway musicals: Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. You will listen to such great songs as "People Will Say We're in Love," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Getting to Know You," "My Favorite Things" and many more.
You will view a PBS documentary entitled Richard Rodgers - The Sweetest Sounds. This video presents a summary of Rodger's life and his collaboration with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. It features songs performed by Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Julie Andrews, Barbara Streisand, Gordon MacRae, John Coltrane and others. Rodgers composed over 900 songs in 70 shows in a career that spanned seven decades. The video features interviews with Rodgers' daughters and colleagues.
Each session consists of a 30-minute commentary and discussion as well as a 2.5-hr video for each of the musicals. The 58-page course will syllabus will include (1) an analysis of the plot of each musical,(2) a synopsis and list of characters, (3) a description of the source material that inspired the musicals and (4) brief biographies of authors, composers and performers. You will also receive a list of recommended CDs, DVDs and books The course will familiarize you with the scope of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musicals and emphasize the understanding of their plots, lyrics and musical values.
You will receive as part of this course a 58-page syllabus, including bios as well as synopses and commentaries on the various presentations.
John Frey is a retired Chemistry professor, member of the Board of Opera San Luis Obispo and of Opera Lovers Meet. He has performed in the chorus of Opera San Luis Obispo and the Cuesta Master Chorale. He has had a lifelong love and passion for opera, choral music and musical theater. He has made numerous commentaries and video presentations for SLO's Opera Lovers Meet, OLLI and LLCC.
This course has six class sessions: Tuesday, January 14, 21 & 28 and February 4, 11, & 18 from 1pm-4pm.
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