Woodstock Woodstock



Edward Barnes, Moderator

In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of one of the most pivotal moments in pop music history, this Seminar will explore the artists and performers of Woodstock, the iconic music festival held in August 1969. Billed as “3 Days of Peace & Music,” over 400,000 people jammed the fields of an upstate NY farm to hear performances by some of the top folk, rock, blues and pop artists of the day. Along with the music, we will look at the people, politics and fashion of what became the nexus of the counter-culture generation. Video will be used.

Session 1 The Festival Opens: Richie Havens, Ravi Shankar, Joan Baez
Session 2 The British Invasion: The Who
Session 3 The Blues: Janis Joplin
Session 4 Psychedelic Rock: The Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, Country Joe and the Fish
Session 5 Folk Rock: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Session 6 The Festival Closes: Jimi Hendrix

Please note: There are TWO (2) Sections of this Seminar.
Specify your first choice of TIME.

THURSDAYS, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. OR THURSDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
MAR 1, 15, 29
APR 12, 26
MAY 10

Cost $475 (6 sessions)
*tax deductible portion is $237.50

Edward Barnes

EDWARD BARNES – Composer/Lyricist. He has worked with theaters around the country including Lincoln Center Theater Company, Mark Taper Forum, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, American Repertory Theater, Minnesota Opera, Williamstown Theater Festival and others.

Barnes is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Stephen Sondheim Award for “Outstanding Talent in Creating Innovative Musical Theater.” He is a producer of theater and concerts in New York and Buenos Aires.