From: September 29, 2013
Tickets starting at free
Join us for another season of enriching pre-show lectures and intimate talks given by some of the community’s most prominent artists and thinkers. In partnership with the Institute for Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University.
All talks take place on the first Sunday of each run at 11:00 a.m. in the Segal Theatre.
Ain't Misbehavin': September 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Guest: Murray Horwitz, writer of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and veteran NPR broadcaster & Patrick Hansen, Director of Opera at McGill University
ENTRANCE IS FREE
About Murray Horwitz
Murray Horwitz‘s accomplishments in the performing arts include authoring the hit Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin’, originating the hit NPR comedy quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, and writing the song lyrics for John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby at the Metropolitan Opera. His other playwriting credits include Sole Sisters at LaMama E.T.C., Hard Sell at the N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, and RFK – The Journey to Justice for L.A. Theatreworks. The winner of three Peabody Awards, numerous ASCAP songwriting awards, Tony, Obie, and N.Y. Drama Critics Circle awards (for Ain’t Misbehavin’), the National Medal of Arts from President Clinton (for NPR Cultural Programming), and the Order of Arts and Letters from the government of France, Mr. Horwitz began his career as a clown in the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus. He appears frequently as a commentator on NPR, and as a panelist on U.S. public radio’s Says You!
About Patrick Hansen
Patrick Hansen, director of opera studies at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, is a vocal coach, stage director, conductor, and acting teacher. Formerly the director of musical studies for the Young American Artist Program at Glimmerglass Opera, as well as the director of artistic administration for Florida Grand Opera, Mr. Hansen’s former students and young artists can now be seen in all of the major operatic houses of the world, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Canadian Opera Company, L’Opéra de Montreal, Covent Garden, and La Scala. Mr. Hansen has also been the music director for numerous musicals and has been on the music staffs of The Juilliard Opera Center, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pittsburgh Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Tulsa Opera, Nashville Opera, and Opera Memphis.
The Segal Centre is proud to partner with the Institute for Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University for Sunday-@-The Segal.
Complimentary coffee and snacks will be served before the presentation.
PARTNERSThe Segal Centre’s public programs are generously supported by Richter.
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