LLI: S'Wonderful: The Music of George Gershwin
|Presented By||Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas|
|When/Where||Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 10:00am||Hylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology|
Instructor: Dan Sherman
Although he died at age 38, George Gershwin produced some of the most memorable tunes in the Great American Songbook, in addition to masterpieces such as “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Porgy and Bess.” This class will cover Gershwin’s life and career and include recordings from many great performances of his work, including rare recordings and interviews of George, Ira, and Frances Gershwin.
Dan Sherman is a recently retired economist who earned his doctorate at Cornell University. He has taught more than 25 courses to lifelong learning groups in the Washington area, mostly on topics related to musical theatre. He gave his first LLI-Manassas class in April 2018, on “Hamilton: The Man and The Musical,” and in October he presented classes on Frank Lloyd Wright and Oscar Hammerstein.
This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org