Live @ the Library Is Back!
Posted on 03/02/2021
Live @ the Library Is Back!Live @ the Library is back from January through May with a series of seven virtual "watch parties"! Enjoy a prerecorded concert with the performers on hand via Zoom to introduce and discuss their pieces, as well as answer your questions. 

All concerts are scheduled on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and require registration. Please register with an email address so the event host can contact you with a Zoom link. 

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES

January 28 - Helios: A Modern Renaissance
This seven-part vocal ensemble looks to illuminate music of an earlier age in a way that also celebrates the aesthetic sensibilities of today. Early music composers certainly knew adversity and were only too eager to express their thoughts through music. Helios's "Tree of Life" program explores the human condition and how we muddle through with grace and hope. 
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February 25 - Mill Ave Chamber Players: Aesop’s Fables
This professional chamber music ensemble will present a family-friendly, pre-recorded concert of Aesop's Fables. Music composed by Thomas Breadon will complement these familiar tales. The concert will feature interviews with the composer, as well as artist Tiffany Holman, who created the artwork for the pieces.
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March 18 - Driftwood Quintet: A Centennial in Harlem 
Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance through a vivid musical portrait of this influential part of America’s artistic history. The featured music will paint a picture of the rich lives and artistic output of many famous figures of the Harlem Renaissance, such as Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, and many others.
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March 25 - The Sugar Thieves: American Roots Music
Since 2006, these musicians have been winning fans over worldwide with their high energy and soulful shows. Over the years they have honed their brand of American roots music, creating a sound that is all their own. Moving freely between blues, country, folk, gospel, rock and roll, and elements of jazz, they honor the tradition that makes American music so great. From smoky dive bars to big festival stages, this band has what it takes to move the people.
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April 22 - Mill Ave Chamber Players: Old Favorites & New Music
With thirteen years of concerts to look back on, the Players return to share their favorite performances from recent seasons, plus new music recorded virtually during the 2020-2021 season.  
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May 20 - The History and Significance of Taiko in Japanese Culture
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, solo artist Eileen Morgan offers an in-depth presentation of the history and use of Taiko drums in Japan, as well as Taiko's introduction and evolution in American culture. 
Click here to register | More about Eileen Morgan

May 27 - Rhythm Is Life: Steel Drum Band
Since their formation in 2005, this band has become quite popular at pan festivals and parties, thanks to a sound that mixes Caribbean island music (calypso, soca, and reggae) with rock, pop, and other music from around the world. 
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July 22 - Driftwood Quintet: Women in Music - Perspectives Around the World
Travel around the world (virtually) as you experience works from a diverse selection of women composers. These overlooked composers and their unique musical heritages, from the Americas to Europe and Africa to Asia, will be explored through original reed quintet arrangements. Featured composers on this concert include Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Stacy Garrop, Karen Tanaka, and more. Driftwood will be joined by a special guest violinist, performing a flashy arrangement of the traditional African American spiritual Wade in the Water as reimagined by Margaret Bonds. 
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