Place: Temple Israel
14 Coleytown Road, Westport
10:45 am Coffee and conversation
11:30 am Meeting and Speaker
Paul Bogaev is an award-winning music director,
arranger, conductor, and composer. Among the highlights of his career are two
Grammy awards – one for Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, for which he produced
and conducted the Tony award-winning score, and a second for the Oscar-winning
musical film Chicago, for which he was executive producer of the film’s soundtrack.
Paul also served as music director of the ABC-TV musicals Cinderella, Annie, and
South Pacific. As a symphony conductor, Paul conducted the music for Francis Ford
Coppola’s presentation of the silent film epic Napoleon with major orchestras
around the world.
Joe Meyers: Who Remembers Last Year's Oscar Winners?
In this season of high interest in entertainment awards (Golden Globe, Academy
Awards, etc.), Joe Meyers returns to the Y’s Women to talk about the industry and
this year’s nominees. Joe writes about movies, theater, and books for Hearst
Connecticut Media. Current columns have covered the play Forever at Long Wharf,
Jessie Muller as Carol King in Beautiful, MOMIX, the dance program in Torrington,
and the book Sympathy for the Devil about Gore Vidal. With producer Sean Hudock,
Joe has launched a new podcast, “Off Book,” exploring the lives of New York theater
artists. The blog can be found at www.wildroot.org.
We encourage a small group of members to have lunch with the speakers, at a Westport
restaurant, following their presentation. If interested, please contact Dava Waltzman,
VP Programs, at email@example.com.