Harvey Granat, singer and music historian will present four outstanding American songwriters in song and story. Robert Kelly of Berkshire Sings will once again be accompanying.
Thursday, July 20, 7 p.m.
Cole Porter one of America’s foremost composer/lyricist whose shows include Kiss Me Kate, Can Can, Anything Goes and Silk Stockings. Among his songs, you’ll hear. Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, I Get a Kick Out of You & You’re the Top. You’ll also learn about his life of success and tragedy
Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m.
Harold Arlen the composer for The Wizard of Oz wrote some of our most memorable songs. You’ll hear: Over the Rainbow, Blues in the Night, Come Rain or Come Shine, I’ve got the World on a String, It’s Only a Paper Moon and many more. Learn how a cantor’s son climbed the ladder of success.
Thursday, August 3, 7 p.m.
Burt Bacharach: his distinctive sound and rhythms changed the American popular song. You’ll hear: Alfie, What the World Needs Now, Make it Easy on Yourself, Wives and Lovers, among others. Also listen to personal stories of his challenged marriages and professional partnerships.
Thursday, August 10, 7 p.m.
Johnny Mercer is considered by many to be America’s leading lyricist. Among some of this academy award winner’s songs: P.S. I Love You, I Thought About You, Laura, Skylark, Accentuate the Positive, Autumn Leaves and scores of others. Hear about his career as a songwriter, recording artist, founder of capitol records and his hard-drinking friendships.