Joe Scott Recipient of the LLS 2007 Distinguished Faculty Award
DESCRIPTION: This lecture series will focus on the capacity for perceptive listening and the ability to gain insight into music, as well as provide a commentary on the lives of the musicians and prevailing social conditions in which they lived and with which they had to contend.
Irving Berlin: This class will focus on the music and lyrics of this composer, as well as a
brief history of his 101-year life.
The Orchestra: This lecture will provide an introduction to the structure and various configurations of the symphonic orchestra, as well as a brief history of its 400-year
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The “Other Half” of the American Song Book invokes the names of Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, and Rodgers. These lectures, instead, will present the music of Kern, Young,
Arlen, Van Heusen, Stein and others.
The “Other Half” of the American Song Book: Part II
Women Composers: The life and music of Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Alma Mahler
Yo Yo Ma: An insight into the genius and diversity of this great artist
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Joe Scott holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theory and Composition from The Manhattan School of Music. He is a professional jazz pianist, arranger and orchestrator and has given many lectures at Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) over the years.
11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Fridays, January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
$68 member / $98 non-member