Listen Between the Lines: The Music Man with Amir Shirazi
Learn to listen between the lines, as we take a peek behind the curtain at Meredith Wilson's The Music Man! As a group, we'll analyze and respond to the musical by exploring song type, structure, style, musical motifs, rhyme scheme, and more. The class gives a context for your knowledge to grow and to more deeply understand some of your favorite show tunes like "Seventy-Six Trombones," "My White Knight," and "Til There Was You." Learn what makes The Music Man moving and unique!
Ash is an active music director, composer, arranger, and songwriter. Their theatrical credits include productions with Portland Center Stage (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Macbeth), Corrib Theatre (Lifeboat), Jewish Theatre Collaborative (Echoes), Milagro Theatre (for which they won a Drammy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music for Milagro's production of ¡O Romeo!), Post5 Theatre Company (Love's Labour's Lost), and Portland Actors Ensemble (for which they won the Outdoor Shakespeare Festival Award in 2012 for Best Sound Design for PAE's production of Twelfth Night). Ash serves as artistic director to Transpose PDX, which is a non-profit choral arts organization serving the transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming community. amirbshirazi.com
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