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Forthcoming:

Ashland Summer Residency 2016:

Thomas Larson & Alex Lemon Read, July 18, 8:00

Thomas Larson & Alex Lemon Present "The Poetry of Stephen Haven: A Retrospective," Friday July 22, 1:00

Multimedia Lectures:

  • The Sanctuary of Illness Multimedia
  • And Titanic's Band Played On Multimedia
  • The Social Author in the Digital Age
  • Saddest Music Multimedia
  • The Hybrid Narrative: Lecture/Workshop
  • Finding Ourselves: Memoir and Jungian Individuation: Lecture/Workshop
  • The Age of Memoir: Lecture

    In these talks, I present the material with PowerPoint, which includes movie clips, audio, video, images, and text. (The venue needs to have screen, projector, and sound system.) I adapt the length to the venue, typically forty-five minutes plus Q&A.

    Please inquire: tom.larson@sbcglobal.net

    Price: $400 per lecture.

    Reference:

    Judy Reeves, writer and writing instructor, 619-284-1343, JAReeves@mac.com

    Saddest Music Multimedia Print E-mail
    Lectures

    This popular program is for music groups, music students, orchestras, chamber music societies, library programs, and general audiences.

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    Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings is America’s great secular hymn, an icon for our national soul. Written in 1936, Barber’s elegy has been used to memorialize the deaths of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy, honor the victims of 9/11, and grieve the tragedy of the Vietnam War in the film Platoon, 1986’s best picture.

    Join author and essayist Thomas Larson for his multimedia presentation of the Adagio’s musical and cultural history in sound, video, image, and text. Mr. Larson will also discuss the emotional power of music, answer questions, and sign copies of his book.

    Mr. Larson has presented his "Saddest Music" multimedia program at some forty venues across the country. Seven of these programs opened with performances of Barber's "Adagio" by string quartets or by symphony orchestras.

    Multimedia Reviewed

    Multimedia Podcast

    Multimedia YouTube

    For more information on the "Saddest Music" Multimedia presentation please write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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