Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sean Hartley / Kaufman Music Center
A duet is a musical composition for two performers in which the performers have equal importance to the piece. It differs from a harmony, as the performers take turns performing a solo section rather than singing simultaneously. The finest duests from the finest Broadway shows not only sound great – they also move the story along in interesting ways, through music rather than dialogue.
This lecture/concert will examine duets from 21 iconic shows to understand what made them great. Top Broadway performers will interpret the classic songs and Drama Desk-nominated composer/lyricist and Director of Theater at Kaufman, Sean Hartley, will provide commentary, insights, anecdotes and conjecture to explore this fascinating aspect of American musical theater.
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Sean Hartley is the director at the Kaufman Music Center’s Theater Wing, the chair of the SMS Admissions Assessment Committee, and on the faculty of the SMS Chorus and LMS Dalcroze. He is the Producer/Host of Broadway Close Up as well as Broadway Playhouse. Sean is also a playwright, composer, and lyricist: Cupid And Psyche (Drama Desk nomination,) Little Women; Snow (ASCAP Harold Arlen Award.); Leaving Home. He is in residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Sarasota.