JON BAILEY

CURRENT LECTURE TOPICS


In the years since his retirement from Pomona College in Claremont, California, Jon has continued to teach in a variety of venues:  The Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of San Francisco, in forums across the country, and he has delighted audiences with his presentations and discussions on a variety of cruise ships:  Crystal, Seabourn, Azamara, Silversea, Cunard and Smithsonian Journeys.   Below are some of the topics he covers in his talks as well as his current speaking schedule. 



LISTENING TO ARCHITECTURE
Enrichment/Destination

1.    Venice and the Adriatic:  A Journey in Sight and Sound
2.    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum  
       Rome, Split, Kotor
3.    Roman Ruins in a Modern City ~ Rovinj & Pula
4.    Venice:  The Republic of Music
5.    Dubrovnik:  Pearl of the Adriatic
6.    From iPod to Cathedral
7.    Sounds from the Wall ~ Berlin
8.    Singing Revolutions ~ Tallinn
9.    White Nights & Scarlet Sails ~ St Petersburg
10.  Great Music in a Great Space ~ Amsterdam
11.  Walt Disney Concert Hall ~ Los Angeles



GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY!
Enrichment

1.    Gilbert & Sullivan, Vaudeville, London and New York ~ The Birth of the Musical
2.    Rogers & Hammerstein:  The Conscience of America
3.    Dancing for Their Lives ~ “A Chorus Line”
4.    Mom, Apple Pie & the 4th of July ~ “The Music Man”
5.    Tradition! ~ “Fiddler on the Roof”
6.    Shakespeare on Broadway ~ “West Side Story”
7.    Broadway Rebel With a Cause ~ Stephen Sondheim
8.    Some Enchanted Musical ~ “South Pacific”
9.    The Taming of Cole Porter ~ “Kiss Me Kate”
10.  From Oz to Washington Heights ~ “Wicked” and “In The Heights”

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CRUISE SCHEDULE / 2018

March 11 - 28
Crystal Serenity
Asia

August 10 - 30
Crystal Symphony
Broadway Themed Cruise

September 13 - 28
Silversea Shadow
East Meets West on the Stage

November 11 - 18
Queen Mary 2
Transatlantic Voyage

December 22 - January 4
Crystal Serenity
Hawaii Holidays

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Guest Lectureship
July, 2018
Crested Butte Forum
The Impact of the Musical “Hamilton” on Contemporary Culture

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The Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning
University of San Francisco


2014 ~ 2015
“Listening to Architecture”
“East Meets West on the Musical Stage”
“Touching the Spirit:  Choral Music Through the Ages”

 2015-2016
“Broadway’s Musicals As Social Documents”
“1966 ~ 2016:  Fifty Years of Art Music---16 Pieces You Need to Experience”

2016-2017
“Simply Sondheim”
“Musical Pairings”
Seminar:  The Music of Benjamin Britten

2018-2019
Putting it Together:  The Architecture of the American Musical

Special Lectures

 “Where We Make Music”
“Going Baroque for the Holidays”
“Bryte Christmas: We Couldn’t Have the Holidays
Without Jewish Composers!”
“The Musical ‘Hamilton’ as Social Document”