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Online Lecture: “The Music Man” — A Look at 1912 Middle America

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the themes of Meredith Willson’s musical “The Music Man”.
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Online Program

Online Lecture: “The Music Man” — A Look at 1912 Middle America

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the themes of Meredith Willson’s musical “The Music Man”.
Length
1 hour
Starts at
25
Length
1 hour
New
Starts at
25
Program No. 24535RJ

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“The Music Man,” one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, was Meredith Willson’s love letter to his home town of Mason City, Iowa (renamed River City), during a hot summer in 1912. In “The Music Man,” the dialogue and songs captured the era’s language and cultural references, much of which is alien to today’s audiences. In this class, we dissect the times as reflected by “The Music Man,” discussing how people lived in 1912 middle America, their attitudes, idiomatic expressions, and prejudices, some of which reveal a darker side to the so-called “innocent” time in which Harold Hill and Marian Paroo lived.

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Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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Cary Ginell
Cary Ginell is a Grammy-nominated writer and music historian who has published 12 books on American music. After a 30-year career in public radio, where he produced documentaries and played music from his archive of historic recordings, he turned his attention to teaching and lecturing in both adult education courses and on cruise ships. Cary, who lives in Thousand Oaks, California, received his master’s degree in folklore from UCLA and currently is completing a term as president of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).

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Cary Ginell is a Grammy-nominated writer and music historian who has published 12 books on American music. After a 30-year career in public radio, where he produced documentaries and played music from his archive of historic recordings, he turned his attention to teaching and lecturing in both adult education courses and on cruise ships. Cary, who lives in Thousand Oaks, California, received his master’s degree in folklore from UCLA and currently is completing a term as president of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).





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