CPM Calendar of Events
Thursday, August 3, 12pm
America's Schubert: The Songs of Stephen Foster
"Camptown Races," "Oh, Susanna," and "Swannee River" -- all classics of American song and all composed by a young man from Pennsylvania, Stephen Foster, who eventual earned the nickname, the Father of American Music. Join Dr. Tom Cimarusti, Professor of Music History at Florida Gulf Coast University, as we explore the life and songs of one of the most famous songwriters in American history. Oh, and be sure to bring your singing voice as we join together in singing some of Foster's greatest hits.
Florida Atlantic University
Osher Lifelong Learning Center
777 Glades Rd CEH 31D, Boca Raton
Call 561-297-3185 to register.
Friday, Aug 4 @ 10:30am
"And the Living is Easy":
The Life and Music of George Gershwin
Along with Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, George Gershwin remains as one of the most
celebrated American composers. Although his most famous compositions were written for piano and/or orchestra (e.g. Rhapsody in Blue), Gershwin wrote numerous musicals and songs. Come celebrate the life and music of George Gershwin as Dr. Cimarusti presents a lecture exploring Gershwin's unique musical language, his flop-to-fame folk musical Borgy and Bess, and a video performance of Gershwin himself!
Pembroke Pines Jewish Center in Century Village
1200 SW 136th Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL
Call 305-919-5900 to register.
Wednesday, Aug 23 @ 4pm
Russia's Superstar: Tchaikovsky and the Symphony
Over the course of his short and tragic life, Tchaikovsky composed some of the most memorable melodies in his symphonies -- melodies that are often described as "sweet, inexhaustible, and supersensuous." Although his gift for melody, orchestration and the adaptation of Russian folk music eventually made him an international superstar, Tchaikovsky's rise to fame was met with intense personal struggles and lifelong turmoil. Come explore the symphonies of Tchaikovsky's as Dr. Tom takes you on a musical journey of select movements from his most beloved symphonies. You may need a handkercheif to wipe away your tears for this one!
Tribby Arts Center
17281 On Par Blvd, Fort Myers
Non-Shell Point Residents: $15
Shell Point Residents: $10
Call (239) 415-5667 for tickets or purchase online