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Music Lecture – Bing Crosby – Swinging on a Star

Lecturer, John Tuohy
Wednesday, July 22nd
10:30 am – 11:30 pm

Online with Zoom
Join guitarist John Tuohy as he discusses the wide-ranging legacy of arguably the most popular entertainer of the 20th century, complete with rare video clips and John’s own guitar arrangements of some of his most treasured songs.

John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Jazz Performance. His work as a private guitar instructor and business owner for 19 years has given him unique insight into overcoming hurdles and challenges that come into play as a serious student of any instrument. John has also contributed session work for various artists and companies as well as having the honor of being featured by Gearwire.com and judging the “King of the Blues” contest at Guitar Center. John is currently endorsed by GHS strings.

Admission to the Zoom lecture is $10. Attendees will receive a Zoom link the day before the lecture.

Music Lecture – The Crooners – Part II

Music & Lecture, The Cooners – Part II
Lecturer, John Tuohy
Wednesday, July 8th
10:30 am – 11:30 pm

Online with Zoom
The Crooners: Sammy, Bobby, Billy and more.” Join guitarist John Tuohy as he continues his series focusing on these enduring vocalists of the 20th century, peppered with rare video clips and original guitar arrangements of these classic tunes. Attendees do not need to have attended Part I to appreciate Part II, there will be some recap.

John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Jazz Performance. His work as a private guitar instructor and business owner for 19 years has given him unique insight into overcoming hurdles and challenges that come into play as a serious student of any instrument. John has also contributed session work for various artists and companies as well as having the honor of being featured by Gearwire.com and judging the “King of the Blues” contest at Guitar Center. John is currently endorsed by GHS strings.

Admission to the Zoom lecture is $10.
Attendees will receive a Zoom link the
day before the lecture.

Variations On A Fourth!

Presented virtually on YouTube at 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 4th, Variations On A Fourth! is an exploration of themes and variations on traditional patriotic music that celebrates America’s multicultural identity, including Henri Vieuxtemps’ Souvenir d’Amerique “Yankee Doodle” , Charles Ives’ Variations On “America”,  Moses Hogan’s arrangement of Deep River, Francis Johnson’s Victoria Galop and John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.

The ensemble and soloists performing feature WSO musicians and guest artists who have appeared with the Symphony in the past.  This artistic tour de force includes internationally acclaimed soprano, Michelle Johnson, award-winning violinist Sirena Huang, the Grammy-winning Chestnut Brass Company, with WSO Principal Trumpet, John Charles Thomas, and acclaimed organist, Joseph Ripka. The event will be emceed by WSO Music Director & Conductor, Leif Bjaland.

Admission is $10 ($2.50 ticketing fee not included) and tickets are available at waterburysymphony.org or 203-574-4283. A link to the event will be sent to ticket purchasers 24 hours before the concert.

Music Lecture with John Tuohy

Lecturer, John Tuohy
Wednesday, June 24th
10:30 am – 11:30 pm

NEW TIME
Online with Zoom
“Sammy Cahn: Lyricist to the Stars.” From Sinatra to Berle, to Bob Hope and beyond, Sammy Cahn’s lyrics have resonated within the public’s heart from the 1930’s to today. Join guitarist John Tuohy as he discusses the impact of Sammy Cahn’s legacy and explores famous recordings of his classic songs.

John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Jazz Performance. His work as a private guitar instructor and business owner for 19 years has given him unique insight into overcoming hurdles and challenges that come into play as a serious student of any instrument. John has also contributed session work for various artists and companies as well as having the honor of being featured by Gearwire.com and judging the “King of the Blues” contest at Guitar Center. John is currently endorsed by GHS strings.

Admission to the Zoom lecture is $10. Attendees will receive a Zoom link the day before the lecture.

Music Lecture Series with John Tuohy

Lecturer, John Tuohy
Wednesday, June 10th
10:30 am – 11:30 pm

Online with Zoom
NEW TIME
George Gershwin: A Rhapsody in Blue – a profile of one of the most iconic songwriters of the 20th century” – Join guitarist John Tuohy for a fascinating look at the short life and times of the composer of Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess, An American in Paris, and many more timeless classics. This presentation is replete with rare video clips of amazing performances of his seminal works, as well as live guitar performances of his most well-known songs.

John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Jazz Performance. His work as a private guitar instructor and business owner for 19 years has given him unique insight into overcoming hurdles and challenges that come into play as a serious student of any instrument. John has also contributed session work for various artists and companies as well as having the honor of being featured by Gearwire.com and judging the “King of the Blues” contest at Guitar Center. John is currently endorsed by GHS strings.

Admission to the Zoom lecture is $10. Attendees will receive a Zoom link the day before the lecture.