Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI Special Event: America the Beautiful: Music of our Country


Price: $40 OLLI Members Only 

Dates & Time: Wednesday, July 3rd  1:00-3:00

Class Type: In-Person

Instructor: John Kendall Bailey

This product can only be purchased by members.

Course Description

To celebrate the Fourth of July, we look at American music that represents our spirit of Patriotism. There are many popular songs and pieces of music that most everyone knows – but we don’t always know the history behind the songs, or the artists who wrote or performed them. Mr. Bailey will take us on a tour of a wide range of music that makes us think proudly of the USA, from classical music by Gershwin and Copland, to musical theater songs by Cohan, marches by Sousa, popular songs by Denver, Cash, Diamond, Hendrix, and more. Plus, what’s Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture got to do with American independence, anyway? And perhaps you’ll come away with some new music to add to your 4th of July playlist, too


*Members Only

This is part 2 to a Special Event Celebrating America on July 3rd

Lunch will be Provided

Additional information

Course Term

Spring-Summer 2024

Day of the Week



John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master

Event Type


Event Details

Date: 2024-07-03

Start time: 01:00 p.m. PDT

End time: 03:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: In-Person


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