Puttin’ on the Ritz

America through the Eyes of the Great 20th Century Song Writers

Steve Millward and Martin R. Jervis

This eight-week course examines the impact and contribution of arguably America’s greatest songwriters. We focus on the work of Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, and Cole Porter, placing them in their social, cultural and historical context.

Jan    9           ‘Made it, Ma! Top of the World’ The RoaringTwenties[MJ]
Jan 16           George  & Ira Gershwin and the Jazz Age [SM]
Jan 23           ‘Buddy, can you Spare A Dime?’ The Great Depression [MJ]
Jan 30            TheSong-Poetry of Rodgers & Hart [SM]
Feb    6           Arsenal of Democracy: America at War (1940-1945) [MJ]
Feb 13           Irving Berlin: The King of Tin Pan Alley [SM]
Feb 20            Pax Americana: A New World Order (1945-1960) [MJ]
Feb 27           ‘Anything Goes’ The Musical Wit of Cole Porter [SM]

Day: Wednesdays              Time:  13.30-15.30

Eight weeks, starting 9 January – 27 February 2019

Venue:
Emmanuel Church
6 Barlow Moor Road
Didsbury,
Manchester
M20 6TR.

PriceConcessionsMinimum No.Maximum No.
£48n/a1230

To reserve a place please contact, Andrew Jones  Telephone: 0161-491-2874


Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire