THE WORLDS OF MUSIC
DESCRIPTION: In a style
that’s conversational, and a format that invites interaction, this
series will transport participants to music, old and new, exotic and familiar.
The musical tour will include North and South America, Africa, Europe, and
Asia. We will explore each musical selection by how it sounds: musical instruments
and dance, voices and languages. We will explore each selection by what it
means: rites and rituals, celebrations and communication, cultural origins,
and geographical locations. The presence of folk music in each culture and
its local and global influences will be examined. Composers of the 19th and
20th-Centuries found inspiration, musical motifs and content in the folk
music of their own and other cultures.
- Passport to Music of the World: The Americas
- Passport to Music of the World: Europe
- Passport to Music of the World: Africa
- Passport to Music of the World: Asia
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Danette
Littleton earned the Ph.D. at the University of Texas, and M.M.Ed.
and B.M.Ed. at Florida State University. She held Professorships at University
of Tennessee and University of Regina, Canada. She designed music education
programs for The National Endowment for the Arts, Getty Foundation, Leonard
Bernstein Center, Wolf Trap, Sesame Street Workshop and other public and
private arts organizations. As an invited researcher, she presented her
work on children’s musical development at conferences and universities
in the USA, Canada, England, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and South Africa. Currently,
she lectures and writes about musicality across the lifespan.
|1:30 pm – 3:15
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26
Hillel: Levine-Weinberger Jewish Life Center - Golden Pavilion
$34 member / $54 non-member