PROGRAM DETAILS

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Instructor
Robert Wyatt
Category
Music / Arts & Letters
FPL12035

Course Description

British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has created a global empire unrivaled in the history of musical theatre. In 1983, he was the first composer to have three musicals running simultaneously on Broadway and in London’s West End, a feat he duplicated five years later. The New York production of The Phantom of the Opera, which opened in 1988, is now nearing 14,000 performances and was joined this season by a Broadway revival of another of the composer’s mega-hits, Cats. Along the way, he has collected a variety of honors, including knighthood, seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and the Kennedy Center Honors Award. Songs from his musicals have gone on to wide popularity offstage as well, and his theater production company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest operating in London.  The presenter will use clips from some of Webber’s most popular productions to aid in the discussion.

About the Instructor

  • Steinway Artist, Robert Wyatt, PhD has performed colorful solo and chamber music recitals internationally. Featured on NPR and PBS broadcasts, Wyatt has also performed at the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the 92nd Street Y and Steinway Hall in New York, and Boston's Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts. He has been a lecturer/recitalist for the Smithsonian Institution for twenty-nine years. His book, The George Gershwin Reader, was published by Oxford University Press in 2004.

Upcoming programs presented by Robert Wyatt.

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One-Time FPL12035 Robert Wyatt The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tuesday, December 3: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm