Music

The Lives, Times and Creations of Rodgers and Hammerstein (152)

Get ready to investigate the amazing “R/H” factor.  Although Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein worked with other partners, when they paired up to work together they changed Broadway, and musical theatre, forever.  This class will investigate the history and productions of these two icons to discover what backgrounds combined to create one of the most prolific and influential musical teams in Broadway history.  Audio and video recordings will supplement the class discussion.  The class will be led by Keith Spaulding, a retired Frankenmuth teacher who has also taught theatre classes at SVSU.

Thursdays: October 30, November 6, 13 & 20  1 - 3 p.m.
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members  
Room: C140

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Beginning/Refresher Guitar at the White Crow (153)

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar?  Or, did you take lessons in your youth and would like to rekindle the fun?  OLLI is teaming up with the White Crow  Conservatory of Music on Mackinaw in Saginaw to offer beginning guitar classes.  The classes will be held at the White Crow.  Bring your own guitar.  Music books will be available for purchase.  Classes will be taught by Ziggie Zeitler, owner of the White Crow and a seasoned performer of over 40 years who has appeared in some of the hottest venues throughout the U.S.  The class is limited to 15.

Thursdays: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 11 a.m. - Noon
Price:  $48 Members; $96 Non-Members  
Room: Off-Site

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Singing for Pleasure (154)

How’s your singing voice?  If you think it could be better, you need to use it!  Join others interested in pursuing the joy of song.  Our song selections will cover a broad spectrum (from Gilbert & Sullivan to exquisite folk melodies).  In addition, you will receive a variety of sing-a-long booklets.  Reading music is not a requirement, but the desire to have fun is vital.  Join OLLI’s Follies leader Rose Kohut as we all improve our vocal abilities.

Tuesdays: September 23, 30, October 7 & 14 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members  
Room: ES115  

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SBSO Preview Lecture With Maestro Brett Mitchell (155)

Join Saginaw Bay Symphony music director Brett Mitchell as he delves into the pieces which the symphony will perform two days after his talk.  The October 25 concert is a tribute to Abraham Lincoln and will feature Fanfare for the Common Man and Lincoln Portrait (Copland), Gathering Together (Briggs) and Symphony No. 5 (Tchaikovsky).  This will be a fun, in-depth look at what you will hear at the concert.  Tickets to the concert are not included in the class fee.

Thursday: October 23 • 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Price: $8 Members; $16 Non-Members  
Room: A204

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