LLS Jupiter Distinguished Faculty Award 2008
Joe Scott, recipient of the LLS Faculty of the Year Award in 2008, holds a master’s degree in music theory and composition from Manhattan School of Music. He is a professional jazz pianist, arranger and orchestrator.
Hair: The Musical
“Hair,” a product of the hippie counter-culture, sexual revolution of the ’60s and the anti-Vietnam War peace movement, opened on Broadway in 1968. It stunned audiences and created controversy with its use and depiction of nudity, extreme profanity, illegal drugs, perverse sexuality and irreverence for the American flag. It is the product of a fascinating history of creation, ultimately culminating in a work both famous and infamous, performed and embraced by audiences throughout the Western world.
This class will explain its history and provide insight into the musical compositions, lyrics and the overall meaning of the play.
Please note: Some of the language and depictions of sex, drugs, patriotism and racism shown and heard in class may be considered by some to be highly offensive.
An Evening of the Music of Burt Bacharach
The music of this American songwriter stands out as a unique departure from the traditional music of the American Songbook. His music is easily identifiable, mostly because his process of composing was guided by his vision of the song’s ultimate arrangement for its recording and performance. Most are tied to the rhythmic feel of the piano accompaniments he creates.
This class will bring to the listener an overview of his career, as well as an understanding of the construction and arrangements of his most popular compositions.