The Sweetest Sounds: The Music of Richard Rodgers

SweetestSoundsSunday, April 27

2-3:30 p.m.

Join OLLI presenter Bruce Collins as he explores this “American Master” from the onset of his career in 1924
with “Manhattan,” written with Lorenz Hart, through his Broadway triumphs of Pal Joey, and, with Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music. Using original cast recordings drawn from a collection of more than 200 CDs and featuring such performers as Bing Crosby, Ezio Pinza, Gertrude Lawrence, and Peggy Lee, the lecture will include such classics as “Blue Moon,” “Lover,” “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,” together with the stories behind their creations.
The OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University Channel Islands brings the excitement and stimulation of college learning to area seniors (50 or better!) who wish to extend their learning experiences in a university atmosphere. At OLLI, eight week, University-quality courses are offered by Channel Islands faculty as well as qualified faculty from other institutions without the distraction of grading, preparing for a career, or meeting degree requirements.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *