REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Cole Porter’s Life and Music


3:10 PM – 4:50 PM

9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Join us in celebrating the life of Cole Porter. We hear live performances of the songs he contributed to the American Songbook, composing glorious music and sophisticated lyrics that evoke the times in which he lived. Not only did he make a name for himself on Broadway, but his numerous hit songs, like the standards Night and Day and Begin the Beguine buoyed the nation’s spirits during the Depression.  Dr. Joe tells us captivating stories and reviews Cole Porter’s impressive lyrics and plays this iconic music for us on a piano keyboard in his own creative style.


Facilitator: Joe Utterback

Joe Utterback earned his MA in Piano Performance from Wichita State University and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kansas.  He has a total of 425 published jazz and classical compositions.  Dr. Joe has been Music Director and organist of the First Congregational Church of Stratford for the past 21 years and has been teaching music at Sacred Heart University for 25 years. He has taught for 14 years at LLI and he continues to perform throughout the U.S. and around the world.