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[Past Event] Music at Tor House | Zoom + Recorded

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Course Description:

Robinson and Una Jeffers’ home on Carmel Point became a magnet for the literary, musical and artistic luminaries of the 1920s through the 1940s. The list of distinguished visitors who came for tea, many staying to sing or play Una’s 1904 Steinway grand piano, includes Ansel Adams, Charlie Chaplin, George and Ira Gershwin, Samuel Barber, Arturo Toscanini, and many more. Stories of the Jefferses and their guests will be brought to life with performances of their repertoire (Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, and Barber) played by professional classical pianist Melinda Coffey Armstead (assisted by her husband Robert Armstead, bass-baritone). Historical photos of Tor House, Robin and Una, and the famous celebrities who came to Carmel to meet them will enrich this lecture recital.


Tuition: $10.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Thursday, Mar. 24 *10:00 - 11:30am* (1 session)


Course will meet live via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to each class session. Course will stream via Zoom and WILL be recorded for viewing later. A video link will be emailed to you within 3-5 days of each session.


Melinda Coffey Armstead has performed as a soloist and chamber musician around the globe. She received her Master of Music from the University of British Columbia, won first place in the National Competitive Music Festival in Toronto, and has recorded ten solo and collaborative CDs.