The Beatles 50 years later
presented by Barry Wiesenfeld
A respected musicologist once referred to The
Beatles as one of the most transforming entities of 20th century
music and claimed that they changed the course of popular music forever. Can
that possibly be true? Were they really so much more than just four rock ‘n
roll “mop tops”? What made them such a strong force that they’re still popular
now, more than 50 years later?
In this single-session class we will explore the phenomenon that was The Beatles – their growth, originality, musical innovations, and lyric depth.
Join us for the discussion!
Barry Wiesenfeld is a
freelance musician, a published author and is on the music faculty of SUNY and
Ramapo College. He has accompanied Grammy-winning artists, performed on three
continents, and has played on numerous recordings, radio and TV.
In addition to “The Beatles” class, Barry offers an introductory lecture series entitled, “How Music Works,” which explored the components of music and how they all fit together.