NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Musician Eric Jennings is coming to the New Rochelle Public Library to discuss the music of Stephen Sondheim.
Jennings will present the two-part lecture series "My Favorite Sondheim" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and Nov. 24, according to a news release from the library. Jennings will "explore the music and lyrics of the incomparable Stephen Sondheim" using live and recorded musical accompaniment, according to the release.
"From his earliest days, including "West Side Story" and "Gypsy," to his greatest ("Company," "Follies," "Sunday in the Park with George," "A Little Night Music") and not-as-successful subjects ("Assassins," "Merrily We Roll Along"), few can compare to Sondheim for talent, longevity and the sheer breadth of his work," representatives of the library said in the release. "What makes Sondheim choose his subjects? How can he be so prolific for so many years? Can the Sondheim style be characterized or will he remain an enigma? Professor Jennings will delve into these questions and more in the two-lecture series on two Sunday afternoons."
Participation in the events is on a first-come, first-served basis. The programs are presented by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. A donation of $2 is suggested at the door.