FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Aaron Kula

Musical Performance

Aaron Kula is an active performer, educator, composer and conductor. His lifelong interest in all genres of music led him to form the award-winning Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) in 1997, the professional ensemble in residence at FAU Libraries. Maestro Kula was appointed director of Music Performance and Education at FAU Libraries in 2003 and has served as conductor for orchestras at New England Conservatory, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Boston Conservatory among others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Judaic studies from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Music in Theory and Conducting with Distinction in Performance from New England Conservatory of Music.

American Sheet Music Sing-a-long
Generously Sponsored by Janice and Michael Barry

Music publishing companies produced an unprecedented amount of popular music for the masses in the first half of the 20th century. Sheet music from Harlem and Broadway were sung and played on upright pianos throughout America, turning living rooms into musical entertainment centers for the whole family. This unique presentation will use popular music from the FAU Libraries American Sheet Music Collection dating from 18901950.

Words for the songs played at this event will be displayed on the screen for audience participation in a sing-a-long.

Composers will include George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Al Jolsen, Irish folk songs and a few Klezmer tunes from the Yiddish Theatre. The concert will cover a wide range of music that would have been sung in the family living room for family accompanied by an upright piano. Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO) will provide an energetic accompaniment to well known jazz and Broadway songs. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

Lecture # W1R1
Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a One-Time Lecture or Event.
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursday, January 15, 2015
  Time:7:309 p.m.
  Fee:$25/member; $35/non-member