The American Musical Abroad: “Street Scene”

Instructor:  Richard Brown

  • Tuesday February 7, 2017
  • 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Bring a bag lunch

Kurt Weil, the German composer of “The Three Penny Opera,” moved to America and wrote musicals for the Broadway stage. “Street Scene” opened in 1947 and is often classified as an American opera. It depicts one day in a tenement in New York City during the depression. This 1995 production is a collaboration between a German film company and the Huston Grand Opera.

Please bring a bag lunch for this class.

Richard Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from Boston University and his master’s in music history and theory from the University of Connecticut. He spent the most important thirty-nine years of his teaching career in the public schools of Connecticut and Massachusetts, mostly at the secondary level. During these years he directed musical theater productions, including many of Broadway’s best-known musicals. Dick has also taught music courses at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.