MUSIC APPRECIATION: PROKOFIEV’S ROMEO & JULIET

Music Appreciation:  Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet

At the Senior Center

 

On March 24 at 2:00 p.m., Jeffrey Engel, a musicologist will discuss Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet, a classic interpretation of the lovers’ story with video clips of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn dancing to portions of the ballet.   The program will take place at the Suffield Senior Center.   Please sign up for this free program at 860-668-3896 or suffield-library.org.  The Friends of the Kent Memorial Library is funding the program.

 

Mr. Engel, a graduate of Ithaca College, majored in cello and music history. He continued musicological studies at the University of Connecticut (Storrs). Mr. Engel lived in Paris for fourteen years where he earned a diploma in French and studied art history at the Sorbonne. He played with the Paris Opera as well as with numerous symphonic orchestras and chamber ensembles. Mr. Engel also is a contributor to the recently published edition of “The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians”. Since his return to America he has been giving talks and cello lessons and is a regular presenter of music lectures at the Litchfield Community Center.