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Sunday Afternoon Concerts and More

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Laszlo Gardony Trio in Concert—“Cool as Nordic Ice, Hot as the Mississippi Sun: The Melting Pot of Jazz

Sunday, January 14, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Laszlo Gardony is an internationally acclaimed jazz musician who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 27 countries. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony has been called a 'pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers by Jazz Review and 'a great pianist' by Dave Brubeck. In this performance, Laszlo is joined by bassist John Lockwood and drummer Yoron Israel for an amazing performance not to be missed!

The Boston Opera Guy

Sunday, February 25, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear world class opera arias in Italian, French, German, Latin, and English! Marshall Richards is a 32 year old tenor, who has become know as 'The Boston Opera Guy' for his open air, often impromptu performances around the city.  Over the last year, he has been featured in spotlights in the Boston Globe, Channel 5: Chronicle, and The Harvard Crimson.
Mr. Richards is a multi-faceted musician for over two decades, playing a variety of string and percussion instruments, and has performed in a wide variety of musical genres in concert, academic, and commercial settings.  He currently studies voice privately with baritone Thomas Jones of Harvard University.  His recent educational experiences include two consecutive terms at Emmanuel Music's Bach Institute in Boston, and a summer program abroad where he performed the role of Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflote with the Berlin Opera Academy.  
His program features a variety of some of the most famous and beloved melodies in the Classical repertoire.  From sacred masterpieces like Shubert's 'Ave Maria' to arias from the Grand Opera stage from composers such as Puccini and Verdi.  The program will highlight a variety of languages and pieces spanning the musical timeline from Early Baroque to modern day.

The Kelly Girls in Concert

Sunday, March 4, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

The Kelly Girls are a lively and talented four piece all female band. They play traditional, contemporary, and original Celtic tunes, ballads, folk and pub songs. Enjoy their rousing renditions of songs and tunes rooted in Irish, Scottish, American and Canadian musical traditions. They play fiddle, banjo, bodhran, tin-whistle, flute, ukulele, harmonica, bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. Harmonies, stories and stage shenanigans will undoubtedly entertain one and all!

Shakespeare Sunday: Bliss by the Book

Sunday, March 18, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Enter the world of Shakespeare with educator and Shakespeare scholar Julia Perlowski! This light and fun lecture (with some audience participation and delightful recitation exercises) will be sure to whet your appetite for more involvement with the Bard.
Julia will delve into Shakespeare's first Folio and through the printing history of this collection, age old questions about Shakespeare are considered. Why is there no writing in Shakespeare's hand? How is it that we have so many plays said to be written by a man named Shakespeare? Did Shakespeare even write his plays? Find out about this and more, so much more...
Julia is a member of the National Teacher Corps for the Folger Shakespeare Library Education Department, through which she is asked to conduct workshops for teachers at the national level.  She has been trained at England's GLOBE, the American Shakespeare Center, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and Lenox Shakespeare and Co.  In 2010, Perlowski was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the U.S. State Department.

Music at Eden’s Edge Concert: The View is Longer Than the Sum of the Parts

Sunday, April 22, 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Violinist Daniel Stepner joins Maria Benotti, violin and viola, and Sarah Frieberg, cello, to offer an eclectic mix of string trios by the Mozarts (father and son), John Harbison, Beethoven, and Zoltan Kodaly. Sometimes a trio is much more than just three-in-one. Ramble with us and enjoy the view.