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ENRICH-0669 – Music In-Person: Bruce Springsteen (ENRICH-0669_BOSS)

Bruce Springsteen: Celebrating the Boss

The conversation he began with his audience 50 years ago continues. “We’re here for one reason,” he said from a stage in England. “Because you are here!” Few performers connect with their audiences the way Bruce Springsteen does. He often describes his work as a conversation with his audience, a dialogue back and forth between songwriter and listener. Springsteen, now in his 70s, has retained a creative energy unique among rock stars with more than 20 albums to his credit—a poetic legacy of personal reflection and a revealing commentary on our times for future generations to enjoy. Join musicologist Paul Turelli and Boss aficionado Barbara Kreisman as they explore the man and his music by delving deep into his lyrics and how they reflect his life from the late ‘60s through today. Examine some of his most famous songs, including “Born to Run” and “The Rising,” and why they captured fans’ imaginations along with some of his lesser-known works such as “Reason to Believe” and “The New Timer.” Consider how his music challenges listeners’ assumptions and helps them make sense of their lives and cope with hard times. Discover the themes born from personal struggles and tumultuous political periods. Join us in the conversation and come away with a newfound appreciation for this musical icon and his unmatched magical talents.

Four on-campus sessions
Wed., Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

Paul Turelli holds a master’s degree in history and has taught courses on The Beatles, Laurel Canyon, the blues and female songwriters, along with general history, film and literature.

Barbara Kreisman has a PhD in organizational behavior and leadership. She is an emerita professor of the practice and former associate dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 18Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $180


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Wednesday2nd November 20229th November 202206:30PM - 08:30PMNewman Performing Arts CenterPaul Turelli
Wednesday16th November 202216th November 202206:30PM - 08:30PMNewman Performing Arts CenterBarbara Kreisman
Wednesday30th November 202230th November 202206:30PM - 08:30PMNewman Performing Arts CenterBarbara Kreisman