Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten

Fairfield Museum Music ExhibitFairfield’s Rockin’Top Ten
January 16  – April 28, 2014

Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten celebrates 10 musicians who have helped create our region’s musical legacy, including Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, The Remains, Leonard Bernstein, David Brubeck, Jose Feliciano, Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth, Richard Rodgers, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, Keith Richards and Donna Summer. For more than 75 years, some of America’s most renowned musicians have called Fairfield and its surrounding communities home, and have created some of their best work here.

These ten musicians represent a wide range of musical styles, from classical, musical theatre, and jazz to rock and disco. Some have made their mark as performers, while others were composers, songwriters, and producers.

Throughout the exhibition, explore the history of this region’s rich musical heritage through lectures, performances, and events presented with our community partner Fairfield Theatre Company.

Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top 10 is made possible by the generous support of First Niagara Bank, Hearst Media Services and Deej and Deborah Webb.First Niagara Bank


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RITZ_COVER_2Adult Lecture Series:
Home of Happy Dancers: The Story of Bridgeport’s Ritz Ballroom
with author Jeffrey Williams
Sunday, February 23 at 2:30pm
Members: free; Non-Members: $5.

From the roaring twenties to the rockin’ sixties, the Ritz was one of New England’s foremost dance palaces and offered a respite for people who danced their cares away.

school of rockSchool of Rock @ the Fairfield Museum
March 1, 15, April 5 & 26 from 1:30pm – 3pm
Music Education Workshops for Adults and Youth 10 – 16 years
Members of FMHC and School of Rock: $10 each session; Non-Members $15 each session. Please pre-register by calling 203-259-1598.

This “Professional Minds of Music” series leads participants in workshops on the foundations of music with an industry professional. For the full School of Rock experience, the Fairfield House Band also provides some awesome entertainment!
DETAILS:

The Beatles A-Z: Songwriting Analysis – A Two Part Series
March 1 (Part 1): Harmony and Emotion in Beatles Songwriting
April 5 (Part 2): Melody and Telling The Story in Beatles Songwriting

In this two part series on the Fab Four, their most beloved compositions will analyzed by Beatles expert Tim Palmieri. Both musicians and Beatles enthusiasts welcome!

Jose Feliciano at Fairfield MuseumAn Evening with Jose Feliciano
Saturday, March 29 at 8pm
$75 per person; space is limited. Buy tickets online here >>
Spend an intimate evening with nine-time Grammy award winning performer Jose Feliciano, followed by Champagne and Dessert.