Serendipity Talk: Tradition: The Music of Bock and Harnick

Best known for writing Fiddler on the Roof, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick wrote a number of interesting and innovative shows from 1958 to 1958, ending with The Rothschilds. The talk will examine background of the team and present excerpts from their lesser-known work, including the underrated She Loves Me. As a bonus, we will view an interview with lyricist Harnick discussing his work and singing (very musically) songs for which he wrote the lyrics.

Dan Sherman has taught several courses on musical theater and film musicals at OLLI, along with many other venues in the area. He holds his PhD in economics from Cornell and retired as Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research.

 

No registration is required. The Zoom link will be e-mailed to all those subscribed to the OLLI newsletter the morning of the talk. If you do not receive the newsletter and would like to attend, please e-mail olli@american.edu that morning.

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