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Stephen Foster: The Father of American Music

August 3, 2023 @ 12:30 pm


‘Camptown Races,’ ‘Oh, Susanna,’ and ‘Swannee River’ — all classics of American song and all composed by a young man from Pennsylvania, Stephen Foster, who eventually earned the nickname, the Father of American Music. Join Dr. Tom Cimarusti, Professor of Music History at Florida Gulf Coast University, as we explore the life and songs of one of the most famous songwriters in American history. Oh, and be sure to bring your singing voice as we join together in singing some of Foster’s greatest hits. This event is also available virtually.