Lehman College

Walcott to H.S. Dropouts: We Want You Back

March 3, 2008 | CUNY Lecture Series, Lehman College

New York City Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott has a message for all high school student dropouts: “We Want You Back.” Delivering the keynote address at “Dropout Summit II” at Lehman College, Deputy Mayor Walcott urged the students, parents, educators and elected officials who attended the day-long conference to focus on furthering research for dropout prevention and developing alternative plans. Speaking of high school students who leave the school system before graduation, Walcott reiterated his simple solution of welcoming back these students, as well creating as many options as possible for them to succeed.
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John Corigliano on The Red Violin

February 29, 2008 | CUNY Lecture Series, Lehman College, New York City College of Technology

For the Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer John Corigliano, scoring music for the film “The Red Violin” — a story that spans four centuries in five countries — presented a unique challenge. Before a screening of the movie that was held at New York City College of Technology as a part of the Brooklyn Philharmonic 2008 John Corigliano Festival, Corigliano discusses his use of seven simple chords as the foundation that connects the film’s various themes. A Distinguished Professor of Music at Lehman College, Corigliano, was presented with an Academy Award for best original score for “The Red Violin” and has also been the recipient of multiple Grammy Awards.
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Corigliano's Comic "Ghost"

February 7, 2008 | CUNY Lecture Series, Lehman College

Composer, Academy Award winner and Distinguished Professor of Music John Corigliano offers a look into the soul of his acclaimed opera, “The Ghost of Versailles.”
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