Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Meet the Musicians at CC Library!

Did you ever wish you could meet the creators of some of the greatest music of all time? Now you can! Come to Chester County Library for Meet the Musicians, which is a series of three programs for children in first grade and older:

Friday, November 11, 2011
7:00-8:00 pm
Chester County Library - Struble Room
Learn how Ludwig van Beethoven's revolutionary expression of emotions in his works broke away from the elegant and refined music of his predecessors, producing some of the most stormy and beautifully moving music ever written. The story poignantly portrays Beethoven's struggles with an unhappy childhood and the onset of deafness, as well as his valiant triumph over these obstacles.

Friday, January 13, 2012
7:00-8:00 pm
Chester County Library - Struble Room
Discover the tragic and colorful life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This child prodigy, prolific composer and embodiment of the Classical era was never fully appreciated in his own lifetime. The delightful and charming melodies of Mozart are revealed in excerpts of his symphonies, operas, piano concertos, chamber music and piano solos. His music remains among the most cherished possessions of our time.

Friday, March 9, 2012
7:00-8:00 pm
Chester County Library - Struble Room
Listen to the toe-tapping syncopations of Scott Joplin's Ragtime music and explore what life was like, socially and personally, for a black man of his talents during the turn of the 20th century. The "King of Ragtime" drew on West African rhythms, European harmonies and plantation songs to create a new and distinctly American genre. Dennis Kobray portrays a student and friend of the composer.

You can register for these events by going to http://www.ccls.org/ and clicking on the Find an Event icon. For more information, call the Youth Services Department at 610-280-2630.

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