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Broadway Sing-Along

Week of March 30, 2019

Broadway Sing-Along and Happy Hour
Join our wonderful Broadway Pianist, Joseph Thalken, as he serenades you with the great songs from Broadway Shows.

Joseph Thalken is an award-winning composer whose theatre works include Was, Harold & Maud, And The Curtain Rises, and Borrowed Dust. Thalken has also written choral, art songs, concert and chamber music. His music and orchestrations can be heard on albums by Rebecca Luker, Howard McGillin, BJ Ward, opera star Nathan Gunn, among others. On Broadway, Thalken conducted Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews and Liza Minnelli, and Gypsy with Patti LuPone. He’s also conducted the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Aachen Stadttheater (Germany), and International Opera Studio (Zurich).  As a pianist and musical director, he has toured extensively with Patti LuPone and worked with Bernadette Peters, Elizabeth Futral, Denyce Graves, Polly Bergen, Faith Prince, and many more.  Previous honors include two Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Foundation Musical Theater Commendations, the Constance Klinsky Award, Meet the Composer award, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and support from the Shen Family Foundation which included Mr. Thalken in their Musical Theater Composers Initiative, a select group, including the legendary Stephen Sondheim, that has received grants and commissions to create new works and expand the musical theater art form.  He has taught music theater composition at Yale University and is a graduate of Northwestern University.