Course detail: Hollywood Scores: A Fertile Land for Immigrants

As doors were closing in Europe in the '30s, they were opening in America, despite the Great Depression. Together we will discover how immigrants, some of them escaping the Nazis, created the Hollywood music that we all love. We'll explore how that migration changed the landscape of American culture and with strong audiovisual support, we'll learn how the famous scores of Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, The Bride of Frankenstein, or Ben-Hur, were written, performed, and recorded. Anecdotes and stories, combined with musical examples will show how some composers analyzed the protagonists' psyche, the director's intentions and then enhanced the final product and the filmgoing experience. 

Instructor Bio: Emanuel Abramovits has been a concert promoter since 2000, directly involved in many concerts by international artists, like Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Brightman, ASIA, Kenny G and many more. He served as the cultural director at UNION ISRAELITA DE CARACAS from 2008 to 2019, releasing books, organizing film cycles, concerts, and art exhibits.

Course Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least four weeks before the first day of the event.

 Session Information: OC23207O

Schedule: Every week on Monday, starting on 03/20/23 and ending on 04/03/23
Times: 10:00am-12:00pm CDT
Single Osher Course : $50.00


Thank you for registering for this Osher online course. A few weeks before your class starts you will receive an email that will include your Zoom link and passcode for the class. You will use the same link and passcode for each of the three course sessions so please save the email. We encourage you to sign into your meeting prior to the class start date to make sure you are comfortable with the process. If you have issues, please contact or 785-864-1373. Zoom Course Participation: An individual registration is required for each person in the home, as zoom links are not to be shared.


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Emanuel Abramovits

Facility Detail

Zoom Facilitated Sessions
Meets live online

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.