"With American music such as jazz and rock 'n' roll outlawed in Soviet states, music enthusiasts would ransack the garbage at medical facilities for discarded X-rays. They'd cut the X-rays into circles and press albums onto them." Read more about "The secret stash of music history..."
"The fact that people would go to those lengths to listen to something that at that time we would have taken for granted is very touching. It's also very courageous."
- Michael Feinstein
Lost Songs from Meredith Willson's The Music Man
It was wonderful to see the songs for the first time. I particularly remember coming across the song "The Think System", which is a cut number for the Mayor to sing to the townspeople when he has discovered that Harold Hill is a fraud. The Mayor wants them to rise against Hill but because the Mayor isn't very bright, he keeps getting his metaphors mixed and the song keeps breaking down.
- Dominic McHugh, musicologist at the University of Sheffield
Songbook Exhibit Gallery Location & Hours
Enter west entrance of the Palladium on 3rd Ave
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm; also open one hour before Songbook and Jazz Series events in the Palladium
The Great American Songbook Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the
preservation and promotion of the music of the Great American Songbook.
Exciting news! The Songbook Foundation Exhibit Gallerywill re-open to the public starting the week of August 2, 2021 with a return to normal operating hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
What's new? Songbook Academy 2021 is just around the corner! Browse the daily public events that will be livestreamed July 18 - 23, and mark your calendars for our weekend of Virtual Showcases coming up August 6-8.
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