UNION — The Union Public Library will present “Music of the 1950s,” a lecture by Stephen F. Marcone, professor of music and former chairperson at the William Paterson College of NJ, on Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to this admission-free event.
The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The lecture/discussion includes the massive changes in the listening tastes of America over the decade that evolved from the popular songs by Nat “King” Cole, Perry Como, Doris Day, and Pat Boone to the early rock and roll artists. Audio and video examples will include the above mentioned artists plus the early pioneers of rock.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, as a trumpet player in a rock music group, Stephen Marcone recorded for Epic Records and toured the country taking an active role in the creative and managerial aspects of the ensemble. He has written articles for numerous publications and has lectured at the Hartt School of Music, NYU and many national and regional conferences. Marcone is the author of Managing Your Band, in its 5th edition, and is a frequent lecturer for the NJ Council on the Humanities. Each summer Marcone conducts William Paterson University’s Summer Jazz Ensemble.
The Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Avenue. For more information, call the reference department at 1-908-851-5450, ext. 5452.
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