A Master Class with Don Black OBE
The 2012 master class series presented by The Ivors, in association with the British Music Experience, has already seen two very successful events with John Rutter CBE and George Fenton. BASCA have announced details of the third and final master class in this year’s series, which will be with legendary lyricist Don Black.
This exclusive event will take place on 8 May, 7:30 – 9pm, at the British Music Experience at the O2 in Greenwich. It is open to PRS for Music members who are also members of BASCA.
Tickets are £8. Purchase tickets here
About Don Black OBE
Don Black OBE is a highly acclaimed Oscar winning lyricist. His works have included numerous musicals, movie themes and hit songs. Black has won 5 Ivor Novello Awards, he is a former Chairman of BASCA and in 2009 was awarded the BASCA Fellowship.
Black’s movie credits include the themes for many James Bond films, Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, Surrender from Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough. In collaboration with composer John Barry, he wrote the title song for the 1966 film Born Free, which won the Oscar for Best Song. He also collaborated with Barry on Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves.
He has worked with Jule Styne, Henry Mancini, Quincy Jones, Elmer Bernstein, Michel Legrand, Marvin Hamlisch, Charles Aznavour and has had two US number one hits, Michael Jackson’s “Ben” and Lulu’s “To Sir, with Love.”
These events are in support of the British Music Experience’s charitable mission to advance the education and appreciation of the art, history and science of music in Britain.