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John Eaton Celebrates His Favorite Songwriters

4-Session Daytime Course

Wednesday, April 29 to May 20, 2020 - 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Quick Tix Code: 1M2081
$80 Package Member
$130 Package Non-Member
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Join pianist, vocalist, and humorist extraordinaire John Eaton in his 41st season at the Smithsonian as he pays tribute to three of his favorite great American composers: Hoagy Carmichael, creator of classics such as Skylark, Georgia on My Mind, and Stardust, which remain beyond category; Richard Rodgers, genius writer of melodies famously teamed with two of America's greatest lyricists; and the enigmatic and wonderful Harold Arlen, composer of Over the Rainbow, Blues in the Night, and Come Rain or Come Shine.

Eaton concludes the series with a discussion of the importance of 1964, the year that Bob Dylan and the Beatles emerged. He closes the program with a special concert of his own and your favorites. (As always, he will take requests!)

APRIL 29  Jazz, Folk, or Pop: The Paradoxical Genius of Hoagy Carmichael

MAY 6  One Composer, Two Lyricists: The Worlds of Richard Rodgers

MAY 13  Harold Arlen: The Wonderful Wizard of Song

MAY 20  1964: The Year the Music Changed

4 sessions

Photo caption (upper right): John Eaton at the piano

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)