• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-15-2021 to 10-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 05:00 PM-06:00 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Chris Burns
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    Ferde Grofe painted American landscapes with gorgeous musical notes. During this hour you will be enchanted with his musical descriptions of the Mississippi River, the Grand Canyon, and then marvel at his orchestrations of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” “ Porgy and Bess,” and much more. Gershwin and Grofe: an amazing collaboration. This... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2021 to 10-20-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Composer Leroy Anderson (1908-75) has been described by John Williams as “one of the great American masters of light orchestral music.” Some of his earliest masterpieces were written while serving in military intelligence in the 1940s. As a composer his works could be equally playful or poignant, and sometimes made use of unconventional instruments. His... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-22-2021 to 10-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Composer William Grant Still Jr (1895-1978) was the first American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City Opera. Although primarily known for his first symphony, Afro-American Symphony (1930), his catalogue includes five symphonies, eight operas, and four ballets, as well as chamber music and art songs. Due to his collaboration with... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-25-2021 to 10-25-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Powerhouse Canadian rock band Rush was formed in 1968 by Geddy Lee (1953- ), Alex Lifeson (1953- ), and Neil Peart (1952-2020). Moving from blues-inspired hard rock, to progressive rock, to heavy metal stylings, this virtuosic rock trio’s works were heavily influenced by science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. Many fans first became acquainted with Rush... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-29-2021 to 10-29-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 05:00 PM-06:00 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Chris Burns
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    This hour will sample the fabulous melodies, rhythms and creativity of America’s foremost musical invention: Jazz. Featured artists will include Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. Come and be charmed by the exotic sounds of the trumpet, sax, organ and vibraphone. Experiencing 125 years of gorgeous and soulful music... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-05-2021 to 11-05-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Mary Lou Williams (1910-81) was the most accomplished and influential female jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and teacher in the 20th century. She wrote 350 compositions and hundreds of arrangements, and recorded more than 100 records. Harmonically ahead of her time, she adapted to, and influenced, stylistic changes in jazz. Duke Ellington called Williams... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-08-2021 to 11-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Stevie Nicks (1948- ) was 27 when she became an overnight success as the fledgling member of a reorganized Fleetwood Mac, helping to catapult a new record to the number one position, selling three million copies in the process. Songs such as “Rhiannon” and “Landslide” worked their way into the public’s awareness until no one remembered Fleetwood... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-16-2021 to 11-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    From their humble beginnings in 1971, The Eagles quickly rose to become one of the most successful American rock bands of the decade, racking up six Grammy Awards. Despite disbanding for over a decade and taking a short break between 2016-17, the band is back together again. A new tour is tentatively booked for autumn 2021, and audiences will be eager to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-17-2021 to 11-17-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Before Whitney, Beyonce, Tina, and Aretha, there were many Black female artists who influenced them as well as countless male performers and some of those influences are still prevalent today. While the Ellas, Billies, and Bessies are more well-known, this class will focus on those whose names are not as prevalent but whose impact is nonetheless... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-19-2021 to 11-19-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016) did it all. He was a successful singer-songwriter, a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, a record producer, an actor, and a director. Widely regarded as one of the greatest (as well as one of the most controversial) musicians of his generation, Prince’s career featured a prolific output including hit songs for other artists... read more
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