92nd St. Y's 'Lyricist' Series Spotlights Styne, Arlen and More

News   92nd St. Y's 'Lyricist' Series Spotlights Styne, Arlen and More The 92nd Street Y's popular "Lyrics and Lyricists" series begins again this winter, Jan. 6-8, 2001, with a tribute to the work of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the composer of My Fair Lady and Camelot, among other shows. Songs spotlighted include, "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Almost Like Being in Love," and "If Ever I Would Leave You."

The 92nd Street Y's popular "Lyrics and Lyricists" series begins again this winter, Jan. 6-8, 2001, with a tribute to the work of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, the composer of My Fair Lady and Camelot, among other shows. Songs spotlighted include, "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Almost Like Being in Love," and "If Ever I Would Leave You."

The program continues on the following schedule:

* Feb. 10-12, 2001: The songs of Jule Styne, author of Gypsy, Funny Girl, Bells Are Ringing and High Button Shoes.
* March 17-19, 2001: The songs of Walter Donaldson, who penned such early century tunes as "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" and "Bye Bye Blackbird."
* April 21-23, 2001: The songs of Duke Ellington.
* June 9-11, 2001: The songs of Harold Arlen, who wrote "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather" and "Blues in the Night."

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New to the Y this season is "The Song Is You," a music series for parents and children run by The Wild Party composer Andrew Lippa. The program is meant to introduce youths to the American musical and Tin Pan Alley songwriting tradition. The series begins on Dec. 10 with "What's Kids Got to Do with It?," a day a songs which are either about kids or star kids. The program continues on April 28 and May 13. The 92nd Street Y is located at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. For more information, call (212) 996-1100.

--By Robert Simonson