Musical Partners

Musical Partners


Edward Barnes, Moderator

An exploration of 6 iconic musical partnerships and the hit songs they created for Broadway, Jazz and Pop.  From prohibition era “My Funny Valentine” to the Swinging 60s “What’s New Pussycat?” to the theme song from “Maude”, we will journey through almost 100 years of song-making, examine the art, business and personalities behind the music, and the social and cultural impact these teams had on America and the world.
Video will be used.

Session 1 RICHARD RODGERS & LORENZ HART:  Blue Moon, My Funny Valentine, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, The Lady is a Tramp
Session 2 DUKE ELLINGTON & BILLY STRAYHORN: Take the A Train, Lush Life, Satin Dolls, Chelsea Bridge, Lotus Blossom
Session 3 BETTY COMDEN & ADOLPH GREEN:  New York, New York, The Party’s Over, Make Someone Happy, On the Twentieth Century
Session 4 JERRY LEIBER & MIKE STOLLER:  Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Love Potion No. 9, Stand by Me, Bossa Nova Baby, Spanish Harlem
Session 5 BURT BACHARACH & HAL DAVID:  Walk on By, Say a Little Prayer, Alfie, What’s New Pussycat?, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Session 6 MARILYN & ALAN BERGMAN:  The Windmills of Your Mind, The Way We Were, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Good Time, Maude
*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           5, 26 
APR           16, 30
MAY           14, 28

Cost $500 (6 sessions)
* tax deductible portion is $250

Edward Barnes

EDWARD BARNES – is an award-winning producer and composer. His work has been seen on and off-Broadway, in concert halls, opera houses and theaters around the world. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he is the winner of Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships and the Stephen Sondheim Award for “innovative musical theater.” He has served as Managing Director of American Lyric Theater, Producing Director of MasterVoices, and Executive Director of Gotham Chamber Opera.

*Photo Credit: Everett Collection