This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Stories from the American Songbook Daytime Program on Zoom (Session 1 of 3-Session Daytime Series) Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1K0106 Select Your Tickets Resize text Clockwise: Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale; Woody Guthrie; Mary Martin and children from the Broadway production of "The Soundof Music" photo by Toni Frissell (Library of Congress) Save when you purchase all 3 sessions of the Stories from the American Songbook series! Some songs are so familiar they seem part of us. We dance and romance to them, come together, and dream of somewhere over the rainbow. Yet each of their creators had no idea their song would live forever. Using a medley of film clips and talk, writer and documentary filmmaker Sara Lukinson traces how some of our favorites from the American songbook came to be and then as reimagined by different artists, unexpected arrangements, and changing national moods were transformed into something more. Lukinson, who has won three Emmys and seven Writer’s Guild Awards, now teaches at NYU and the 92nd Street Y. Her personal essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. Session Information Songs of Hope and Yearning: Somewhere Over the Rainbow and You’ll Never Walk Alone These songs were written to fit characters and moments in a 1939 movie and a 1945 Broadway show, but overtook their first lives to become the songs we most want to hear when our hearts need lifting: beautiful melodies and words that bring comfort and courage through the storms. Additional Sessions If you are interested in additional American Songbook sessions, view the upcoming schedule: June 2: A Simple Song and a Soaring Anthem: This Land Is Your Land and Bridge Over Troubled Water June 16: Forever Favorites: Summertime and My Favorite Things Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.