Wonderful Town: Musical Life in New York from from the 1730s to the 1920s | Newberry

Wonderful Town: Musical Life in New York from from the 1730s to the 1920s

Led by Guy Marco. Eight sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Thursdays, September 14 - November 2

2 - 4 pm

Cost and Registration Information


Early Registration Price (by September 1): $250

Regular Price (after September 1): $275


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Seminar Description


This is the first of two chronological seminars covering the people, organizations, and events of music in New York City. From its modest beginning of a public concert in 1736, the city has become America’s prime focus of orchestral and chamber music, solo performance, opera, jazz, swing, popular songs, and musical comedy, as well as the music industry itself. In this seminar, we will explore New York’s musical development from 1736 through the 1920s with contemporary and modern recordings of representative works. Eight sessions.


Guy A. Marco (BMus, American Conservatory of Music; PhD, University of Chicago) has taught in 11 universities and written or edited 50 books. He has led Newberry seminars since 1996.


Materials List


Required:


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:


  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.