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7 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
6:30 p.m."A Tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein," with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
After the death of Larry Hart in 1943, Richard Rodgers needed to find another lyricist. In Oscar Hammerstein, he found a wonderful partner with whom he continued his successful career for many years. Together, they wrote music for quite a few successful Broadway musicals: Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Songs from these and other musicals, including, "People Will Say We're in Love," "Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "If I…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
6:30 p.m. "Mad World: An Oral History of the New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined 1980s," with Lori Majewski, a cofounder and editor-in-chief of "Teen People" and an executive editor of "Entertainment Weekly" and "Us Weekly."
This illustrated lecture explores the important post-punk period known as "the Second British Invasion of America," and reveals why it is beloved by fans of all ages, yet often overlooked by "serious" music critics. The making of the book, which features all-new interviews with Duran Duran, New Order, The Smiths, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Adam and the Ants, Devo, ABC, A Flock of Seagulls, INXS, and more, is also discussed. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our September Author @ th…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, October 6, 2014
6:30 p.m."A Musical Tribute To Frank Sinatra," with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
This illustrated lecture features a brief biography of one of the finest popular singers of the twentieth century with videos of some of his finest performances from movies, television, and concerts, including "The Lady is a Tramp," "One for My Baby," "Send in the Clowns," "I Get a Kick out of You," "That's Life," "Night and Day," "Blues in the Night," "Fly Me to the Moon," and "My Way." Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:OCTOBER EVENTS CALENDAR 2014.pdf Th…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:30 p.m."A Tribute to the Great Louis Armstrong," with Cesare Civetta, conductor and music director of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra in New York City and the author of "The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro."
This mixed media lecture on the life and music of Louis Armstrong, the father of jazz, explores his single-minded journey through a life devoted to sharing great music with millions. Little known anecdotes are shared as well as inimitable recordings and video footage from the great musician's career, including recordings of his trumpet playing and singing. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:OCTOBER EVENTS CALENDAR 2014.pdf The New York Public Library do…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6:30 p.m."A Tribute to Pete Seeger," with Cesare Civetta, conductor and music director of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra in New York City and the author of "The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro."
This mixed media memorial lecture features Pete Seeger, one of the most potent musical activists in the 20th and 21st centuries, and details little known facts about his life. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: November Events Calendar.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
6:30 p.m."Happy Birthday Beethoven!" with Cesare Civetta, conductor and music director of the Beethoven Festival Orchestra in New York City and the author of "The Real Toscanini: Musicians Reveal the Maestro."
This mixed media presentation features the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, touches upon the incredible challenges the composer faced as he gradually lost his hearing and how he overcame the psychological torment of the accompanying social awkwardness, and his evolution into a life of inner peace in his last years. Music from his early, middle, and late styles demonstrate his spiritual journey. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: December Events Calendar 2014.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, December 29, 2014
6:30 p.m. "Funny Songs from Stage and Screen," with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
"Tragedy Tomorrow, Comedy Tonight" is the title of a song that captures this visual presentation. Videos of funny songs from shows and films, including songs from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," "Guys and Dolls," "Kiss Me Kate," Sweeney Todd," "Singing in the Rain," "Gigi," and "The Music Man" are intended to make the audience smile and laugh, as well as have a good time. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: December Events Calendar 2014.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults

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