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Music 101: Music that Changed America

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music permeates our lives. Thanks to technology, it is always with us … via the radio, our smart phones, TV commercials, film music, even the streamed music at our local malls and favorite restaurants. Technology has made it easy for us to put music in the background. The goal of this presentation is to bring it front and center again, as music does not simply reflect culture…it changes it. To explain just how such changes come about, Professor Celenza highlights musical masterpieces that changed America. These include: a bawdy 18 th century drinking tune that eventually defined American patriotism, an early 20 th -century concert work that influenced Americans’ understanding of their place in the world, a 1930s ballad that fueled the need for the Civil Rights movement, a 1990s pop album that changed American foreign policy. and a recent Broadway hit that has altered the way American History is taught in our schools!


August 8
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm