The Watchful Eye: Alfred Hitchcock with Ernest Liotti, Peab '80 (BM)


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: The Watchful Eye: Alfred Hitchcock

Instructor:  Ernest Liotti, Peab '80 (BM)

Brought to you by Odyssey   

July 11, 2024 - August 1, 2024 (4 Sessions)  

Thursday,  1 PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom 



Course Description: Delve into the captivating world of one of cinema's greatest auteurs in this exploration of the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Known as the "Master of Suspense," Hitchcock's influence on the art of filmmaking is unparalleled, with his meticulous craftsmanship and innovative storytelling techniques shaping the landscape of cinema for generations to come. Discuss Hitchcock's distinctive style from the psychological thrillers of "Psycho" and "Vertigo" to the classic suspense of "Rear Window" and "North by Northwest," each cinematic masterpiece offers a window into Hitchcock's unparalleled mastery of the medium. Whether you're a seasoned cinephile or a newcomer to Hitchcock's oeuvre, this course invites you to discover the artistry and intrigue behind the films of one of cinema's true masters.


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ABOUT Ernest Liotti, Peab '80
Peabody Conservatory Faculty and Alumni

Performer, educator, and lecturer Ernest Liotti pursues an active career addressing a wide range of topics including classical music, opera, great musicians of the past, film and industrial design. A member of the Conservatory faculty of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Liotti has taught a variety of classes in both the Voice and Piano departments. He was a long-standing lecturer for the Roadscholar Program at Peabody and has lectured extensively throughout the metropolitan Baltimore/Washington area. In demand as a speaker, Liotti has traveled across the United States and Europe addressing such organizations as Brandies University, Friends of Tanglewood, and Spoleto USA on subjects such as Bernstein’s music for the theatre, the operas of Giancarlo Menotti, and the career of Arturo Toscanini.

Since 2001, Liotti has been a regular lecturer for the Alumni Association of the Johns Hopkins University. In the summer of 2013, he was featured on a lecture cruise of the Baltic Sea whose principal speakers were Mikhail Gorbachev and Lech Walesa. As a performer Liotti is the founding Director of the DaCamera Singers, a sixteen voiced chamber chorus that presented not only the standard repertoire but also promoted new works by regional composers.


 Event Date
Thursday, July 11, 2024
1:00pm EDT

Thursday, August 1, 2024
3:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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