OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II:
His Life and Legacy
PRESENTER: Will Hammerstein, grandson of legendary Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, tells his grandfather's story - “Broadway to Buck’s County”
The story encompasses his birth into a theater family in 1895, the ups and downs and major influences of his career and ends with his death in 1960 at his beloved home Highland Farm in Pennsylvania; this is where the Rodgers and Hammerstein partnership was formed, where he did most of his lyric writing and where he mentored high school student, Stephen Sondheim. Listen to a fascinating life!
THE MUSIC OF
OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Erin Alcorn and Marc Sherman will treat us to many favorite tunes with lyrics written by Hammerstein. Erin Alcorn, a lyric soprano who has a broad repertoire, earned her bachelor's degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a master's degree from the University of North Texas.
Marc Sherman, pianist and vocalist for the past 50 years, earned a degree in Music Education from Temple University, graduating first in his class. He taught music in the Philadelphia School District for 35 years and performs at a wide variety of special events.