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Gil Harel presents Inside the Score of Hamilton: Part One

April 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Please join us for this live two-part webinar on Thursday, April 1st at 7:00 pm EST


Learn more & register for Part Two on Thursday, April 8th at 7:00 pm EST HERE>>

Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton quickly became one of the most iconic works in the canon of 21st century musical theater. With a dominating showing at the 2016 Tony Awards (a record-setting 16 nominations and 11 wins), Hamilton has enchanted audiences with a score of breathtaking scope. Inspired by Miranda’s reading of Ron Chernow’s biography, the musical tells the story of the “ten dollar founding father” using a combination of musical idioms ranging from rap and hip hop to jazz and traditional musical theater. During this program, Professor Gil Harel will take us inside the score of the first act, introducing us to characters including Aaron Burr, George Washington, King George III, Eliza and Angelica Schuyler, and more. Here we will see how Miranda uses the technique of leitmotif to suffuse each character with specific musical traits – and thus, makes them more familiar and accessible to the audience.

Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from western classical repertoire to jazz. Previously, he has served on the faculty at CUNY Baruch College, where he was awarded the prestigious “Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching”, as well as the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China. Currently, he teaches at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where he was presented with the “Merit Award for Exemplary Service to the College.” At NVCC, Dr. Harel conducts the college chorale, a cappella ensemble, teaches music history and theory, and serves as musical director of theater productions. Outside of teaching, he enjoys staying active as a pianist and vocalist.


April 1, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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