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Nov 16 Tue
5:00pm
Free

Meet the Musician: Composer Charles Fox

Composer Charles Fox.
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Award winning composer Charles Fox is best known for his contributions to the music of TV, Film, and the pop world, with such major songs as “Killing Me Softly,” the theme to the “Love Boat,”, and the theme to “Wonder Woman.” Yet, some of the compositions he is most proud of are those with Jewish themes, such as an opera he wrote inspired by the novel The Chosen, liturgical music, and more. Meet Charles, learn more and hear some of his music.

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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