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CALENDAR OF PUBLIC LECTURES

 

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS NEW FOR 2024

SONGS WITH RHYTHM … IN THE TITLE!
Of the dozen or so of these songs, ‘I Got Rhythm’ and ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ are among the most well-known. Both of these, along with other equally great ‘rhythm’ songs, will be featured with additional background of the songs, composers, lyricists and original performers.
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PERFECT STORMS … OF THE MUSICAL VARIETY!
How Beethoven, Rossini, Strauss and Britten use an orchestra to imitate a storm. Learn about the composers, their music styles along with the background and structure of the music.
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REFERENCES, REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS

CALENDAR OF PUBLIC LECTURES

2024 Presentations

"The Beatles & Their Songs: A Musical Revolution," Sheridan Public Library, Wyoming, Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 3:00PM
Topic TBD, Walnut Creek Public Library, California, Tuesday, October 8, 2024, Time: TBD
"Humor in Music," Lafayette Public Library, California, Thursday, October 10, 2024, 6:30PM
Topic TBD, Moraga Public Library, California, Saturday, October 12, 2024, 3:00PM

2023 Presentations

"The Rat Pack," Fairway Library, Sun City, Arizona, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 5:00PM
Malad Valley Welsh Festival, Malad City, Idaho
Friday, June 30, 11:00AM: “The Welsh National Anthem: Its History & How to Sing It
Saturday, July 1, 11:00AM: “The Welsh National Anthem: Its History & How to Sing It
"Beatles' Covers Uncovered!" Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette, California, Thursday, October 5, 2023, 6:30PM
"Beatles' Covers Uncovered!" Moraga Public Library, Moraga, California, POSTPONED until 2024
"Köchel and Mozart" Danville Library, Danville, California, Monday, October 9, 2023, 6:00PM
"Köchel and Mozart" Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California, Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 11:00AM
"The Beatles: 'Abbey Road'" Livermore Public Library & Livermore, California, Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 7:00PM
"Beatles' Covers Uncovered!" Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday, November 4, 2023, 3:00PM
"Beatles' Covers Uncovered!" Windmill Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sunday, November 5, 2023, 2:00PM
"The Rat Pack," American Lutheran Church, Sun City, Arizona, Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 4:00PM

2022 Presentations

"Joseph Parry, His Opera Blodwen...and the Philadelphia Connection," North American Festival of Wales, Doubletree Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Friday, September 2, 2022, 9:00AM
"Joseph Parry, His Opera Blodwen...and the Philadelphia Connection," North American Festival of Wales, Doubletree Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Saturday, September 3, 2022, 1:00PM
"The Subject is Messiah," Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday, November 19, 2022, 3:00PM
"The Subject is Messiah," Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sunday, November 20, 2022, 3:00PM
"Christmas Music Quiz," NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, Billings, Montana, Sunday, November 27, 2022, 2:00PM
"The Subject is Messiah," Merced Library, San Francisco, California, Saturday, December 10, 2022, 2:00PM
"The Subject is Messiah," San Mateo Library, San Mateo, California, Monday, December 12, 2022, 6:00PM
"Who Could Ask for Anything More?," Walnut Creek Library, Walnut Creek, California, Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 7:00PM
"The Beatles: 'Abbey Road': The history of the album, its songs and the groundbreaking 'joined-up' songs of the second side." Alameda Library, Alameda, California, Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 6:00PM

2021 Presentations

"The Rat Pack," Fairway Library, Sun City, Arizona, Thursday, October 21, 2021, 5:00PM, Postponed
"The Rat Pack," Glendale Public Library, Glendale, Arizona, Monday, October 25, 2021, 6:30PM
"The Rat Pack," Clark County Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, Thursday, May 6, 2021, 7:00PM
"The Rat Pack," Windmill Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, Friday, May 7, 2021, 7:00PM
"The Rat Pack," Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday, May 8, 2021, 1:00PM
Opening Ceremony Remarks, Malad Valley Welsh Festival, Malad City, Idaho, June 25-26, 2021 - Postponed to 2023

2020 Presentations

"Christmas Music Quiz," Nova Center for the Performing Arts, Billings, Montana, December 3, 2020, 7:30PM
"The Rat Pack," Fairway Library, Sun City, Arizona, Postponed to 2021
"The Rat Pack," Clark County Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, Thursday, Postponed to May 2021, 7:00PM
"The Rat Pack," Windmill Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, Friday, Postponed to May 2021, 7:00PM
"The Rat Pack," Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday, Postponed to May 2021, 1:00PM
Opening Ceremony Remarks, Malad Valley Welsh Festival, Malad City, Idaho, Postponed to June 2021
"Joseph Parry Seminar," National Eisteddfod, Tregaron, Wales, Postponed to August 2021
"Joseph Parry, his opera, Blodwen, . . . and the Philadelphia connection!" North American Festival of Wales, DoubleTree by Hilton, Philadelphia PA 19107, Postponed to 2022
"The Rat Pack," Walnut Creek Library, California, Monday, Postponed
"The Rat Pack," Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California, Postponed
"The Rat Pack," Alameda Library, Alameda, California, Tuesday, Postponed
"The Rat Pack," San Francisco Public Library - Merced Branch, San Francisco, California, Wednesday, Postponed
"The Rat Pack," Livermore Public Library, Livermore, California, Sunday, Postponed

2019 Presentations

"The Day the Music Died," Livermore Public Library, Livermore, CA, Sunday, September 15, 2PM
"The Day the Music Died," Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA, Tuesday, September 17, 11AM
"The Day the Music Died," Menlo Park Public Library, Menlo Park, CA, Tuesday, September 17, 6:30PM
"The Day the Music Died," Merced Library, San Francisco, CA, Wednesday, September 18, 7PM
"The Day the Music Died," Vacaville Public Library, Vacaville, CA, Thursday, September 19, 6:30PM
"The Day the Music Died," Rainbow Library, Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, September 21, 2PM
"The Day the Music Died," Sahara West Library, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, September 22, 2PM
"A Child's Christmas in Wales," Apache Junction Library, AZ, Saturday, December 21, 2PM

2018 Presentations

"A Child's Christmas in Wales," NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, Billings, MT, Sunday, December 9th, 6PM

2017 Presentations

"Brothers and Sisters in Music," Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA, Tuesday, February 21st, 11:00AM
"They Say Its Your Birthday: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!" Hercules Library, Hercules, CA, Saturday, April 29th, 2PM
"They Say Its Your Birthday: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!" Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA, Saturday, June 1st, Noon
"They Say Its Your Birthday: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!" Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Lafayette, CA, Saturday, June 1st, 6:30PM
"Joseph Parry: Danville's Most Famous 19th Century Musician," Mahoning Presbyterian Church, Danville, PA, Saturday, July 15th, 1PM

"Allan Jones: From the Dark Coal Mine to the Silver Screen," Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton, PA, Sunday, July 16th, 2PM

"They Say Its Your Birthday: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!" Merced Library, San Francisco, CA, Sunday, August 9th, 7PM
"They Say Its Your Birthday: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!" Livermore Public Library, Livermore, CA, Sunday, August 27th, 2PM
"They Say Its Your Birthday: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!" Albany Library, CA, Saturday, September 23rd, 2PM
"They Say Its Your Birthday: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!" Vacaville Town Square Public Library, Vacaville, CA, Saturday, September 30th, 2PM
"They Say Its Your Birthday: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!" Martinez Library, CA, Tuesday, October 10th, 6:30PM, Cancelled
"They Say Its Your Birthday: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is 50 years old!" Centenial Hills Library, Las Vegas, NV, Saturday, December 2nd, 2PM
"Christmas Music Quiz" Windmill Library, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, December 3rd, 2PM

"Christmas Music Quiz" Martinez Library, Martinez, CA, Tuesday, December 12th, 6:30PM

 

Previous Presentations Below

REFERENCES, REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS

If you would like a critique and/or publicity material of my presentation, the named persons below have given their permission to be contacted:

• Walnut Creek Public Library, CA Lauren McCormick

• San Mateo Pubic Library, CA Michelle Baute (Librarian II)

• Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, NV Kristen Kennedy-Larsen

• Lafayette Library & Learning Center, CA Chris Gray

• Memphis Central Library, TN Maria DeBacco

• Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, MS Corey Vinson

• Livermore Public Library, CA Paul Sevilla

Previous Lectures

2016

Lafayette Library, CA (A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas)
Danville Library, CA (The Beatles & Their Songs, a Musical Revolution)

Livermore Public Library, CA ('Hello, Goodbye' - The Beatles Last Public Performance, August 29th, 1966, Candlestick Park, San Francisco)

Newspaper Review by Local Journalist:

Looking Back on the Beatles' Last Concert,
Carol Graham's article in The Independent, Livermore

Walnut Creek Library, CA ('Hello, Goodbye' - The Beatles Last Public Performance, August 29th, 1966, Candlestick Park, San Francisco)
Aberdare, Wales ('Allan Jones: From the Dark Coal Mine to the Silver Screen', Aberdare Rugby Club)
Aberdâr, Cymru ('Allan Jones: O ddyfnderau'r Pwll Glo i uchelfannau'r Sgrin Fawr', Clwb Rygbi Aberdâr)
Gilroy Public Library, CA (Downton Abbey: the Music & the Era)
Phoenix Public Libraries, AZ (5 branches) (From Ragtime through Jazz to Rock & Roll)
Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, MS (It Was 50 Years Ago Today that...The Beatles Played in Memphis, August 19th, 1966)
Memphis Central Library, TN (The Beatles & Their Songs, a Musical Revolution)
2015
Phoenix Public Libraries, AZ (5 branches)
Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco
Park Branch Library, San Francisco
Danville Public Library, CA
Merced Branch Library, San Francisco
Anza Branch Library, San Francisco
Hudson Park Library, New York City
Los Altos Public Library, CA
Fremont Public Library, CA
Livermore Public Library, CA
Pleasanton Public Library, CA
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA
Menlo Park Public Library, CA
Walnut Creek Public Library, CA
San Mateo Public Library, CA
Mechanics Institute, San Francisco, CA
2014
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco
The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
Las Vegas Public Library (2 branches)
Merced Library, San Francisco
Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, PA
Phoenix Public Library, AZ (7 branches)
Pleasanton Public Library, CA
Stockton Public Library, CA
2013
Burlingame Public Library, CA
Fremont Public Library, CA
Livermore Public Library, CA
San Mateo Public Library, CA
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