Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

History of American Classical Music


Price for Members: $95.00
Price for Non-Members: $115.00
Date/Time:Thursdays, October 19 & 26; November 2, 9 & 16    10am – 12pm

Instructor: John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master
Location: In-Person Concord


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Course Description

Mr. Bailey offers us an exploration of American classical music, music written in the United States in the European classical tradition. He’s got a fascinating and complex story to tell, starting with colonial religious influences on musical composition such as the Bay Psalm Book, and moving in time through the contributions to the classical genre from American folk music, jazz, the blues, and even traces of pop. Join us for a close look at a distinguished list of American composers of symphonies and operas who have tapped into the rich stew of our country’s musical past and blended it with European classicalism. Here’s an OLLI treat for mind and ear.


Additional information

Course Term

Fall 2023

Event Details

Date: 2023-10-19

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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