Music Talks with Neil Ritchie [VIRTUAL]
Tuesday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until February 22, 2022
Gain a deeper understanding of the music you love through insightful lectures by entertaining and knowledgeable speakers, stimulating discussions, and some great on-screen performances. This series is made possible thanks to a generous bequest in support of music at the Library from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh, through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.
Join longtime CBC producer Neil Ritchie as he celebrates the unique styles of different artists from the worlds of film, opera, jazz, and more.
January 25 and February 1 – Stephen Sondheim
Among the most important figures in 20th-century musical theater, Sondheim started his theatre career by writing the lyrics for West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959) before becoming a composer and lyricist.
February 8 – Lady Gaga
Known professionally as Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility.
February 15 – Leontyne Price is an American soprano who was the first African American soprano to receive international acclaim. From 1961 she began a long association with the Metropolitan Opera, where she was the first African American to be a leading performer.
February 22 – Peggy Lee was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, over a career spanning seven decades.
What you will need: A computer with speakers (or headphones) or your smartphone/tablet. Upon registering below, you will receive a recurring Zoom link one day prior to each date above. This link will allow you access to all five lectures. You only need to register once.