A Trip Into the History of Music

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2023
From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Online Event

Contact: AARP CT

In this fourth session of our Virtual U series on music history, we’ll explore singer-songwriters of the 1960s.

If you are having any issues completing your registration, please contact us at ct@aarp.org

About the Event

Our Virtual U series invites you to take a walk into musical history as we examine the influence of key artists. In this session, led by Age-friendly University educator Professor Stephen Armstrong, we’ll travel back to the 1960s, a decade that welcomed a new type of songwriter: storytellers. The songs of these singer-songwriters reflected how a generation found connection through their beliefs and values, expressed through the music. 

We’ll evaluate the impact of performers such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Carole King and more. We will also discuss Dylan’s 1965 departure from folk music to rock 'n roll and the impact of that departure. 

Earlier June sessions featured Elvis, Frank Sinatra and the British Invasion. Upcoming events in the series, taught by award-winning musician and educator Barry Wiesenfeld, are:

  • 8/9 - Back to Bach  
  • 8/16 - Learning Ludwig  
  • 8/23 - Jazz, An American Art  

How to Join

Please note that you must be signed in to your AARP.org account or create an account to register for events. AARP membership is not required. Please do not opt out of event-related email, as you will be emailed a link to join the class via Zoom prior to the event. 

Explore other free online music history classes. Contact AARP Connecticut at ctaarp@aarp.org for more information or if you are having trouble completing your registration. 

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