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Music Lectures

The Life and Music of Cole Porter

Presented by Bruno Leone: Pianist, Singer, Storyteller

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

All lectures begin at 7:30 PM.

 

“Where words fail, music speaks.”—Hans Christian Andersen

 

Cole Porter holds a special place in the history of the Broadway musical. Not only was he a composer par excellence, but also many consider him Broadway’s finest lyricist. Pianist, humorist, and raconteur Bruno Leone will play, sing, and chat his way through the music, lyrics, and life of this great American icon. Mr. Leone’s performance will focus on Porter’s singular contribution to musical comedy and illustrate how and why Porter’s music was simply an extension of the composer’s unique and flamboyant lifestyle.

 

Leone performs throughout the United States, where he celebrates the lives and music of America’s most heralded composers and lyricists. Leone’s performances capture the legends and folklore of American popular music in a way achieved by few entertainers. A feature article in the San Diego Union-Tribune praised Mr. Leone’s “remarkable skill of combining the classroom with the concert hall to create musical stories that actually enliven his audience.”

 

About Bruno Leone:

Bruno Leone studied piano and began his musical career in the 1960s in New York City. Although he went on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and began teaching at the university level, he continued to perform throughout the United States at numerous venue, including the Cunard and Crystal Cruise lines. During his musical career, he has accompanied such greats as Mel Tormé and Billy Daniels and has recorded five CDs: Pure Broadway, Pure Cinema, Pure Romance, Pure Classics, and Pure Christmas. His recordings are available at Amazon.com & CDBaby.com.

 

Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

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Individual tickets: $17 member / $22 nonmember

 

 

 

Online tickets are subject to ticketing fees.

 


Athenaeum Library Write Out Loud

Music Lectures

On Broadway! A Salute to the Broadway Musical!

Presented by Jacquelyne Silver

 

Postponed to January 2021

All lectures begin at 7:30 PM.

 

“Where words fail, music speaks.”—Hans Christian Andersen

 

Curtain up! Light the lights! The sparkling magic of the Broadway Musical has held the world in thrall from its early beginnings in vaudeville right up to the present. It is America’s proud gift to musical culture--it rings of the high energy, optimism and the muscle that is America. The tingling anticipation when the curtain goes up on a new show is always an unforgettable thrill.  Join Jacquelyne Silver, as she takes you on a journey through the fascinating history and the magnificent music of this unique phenomenon, with such showstoppers as Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, My Fair Lady, Wicked, West Side Story, and so many other splendid shows that you love! This is a series not to miss! 

 

Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

Click here for directions

 

Individual tickets: $17 member / $22 nonmember

Series tickets: $75 member / $100 nonmember

 

 

 

Online tickets are subject to ticketing fees.