Monday, September 19, 2011

A Reason to Love Fall: The Gellman Room Concerts Begins

Summer is not yet officially over, but school is in session again and the temperatures have dropped. The days are a little shorter. Pumpkins are stacked up for sale in front of grocery stores. Autumn is definitely in the air. Whether you welcome the lower temperatures and falling leaves or mourn the loss of summer (like I do), there are lots of reasons to look forward to fall in Richmond. Pull your sweaters and scarves out of storage and get ready for the season's delights.

Even though I already miss summer's long, hot days, there are many things to love about this season. One of my favorite things about fall in Richmond is watching the leaves change on the picturesque trees along Monument Avenue. And right about now, restaurants start selling everything pumpkin--pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin desserts... delicious!

Another thing to love about fall in Richmond? A brand new season of events from our lively performing arts community. Richmond Public Library contributes to this community by offering a yearly Gellman Room Concert series, featuring local musicians performing a variety of music.

Our staff has been working hard for months to prepare a new season of Gellman Room Concerts, and it's going to be a year of wonderful performances at Richmond Public Library. We'll have something to suit every musical taste. This concert series is an excellent opportunity to see some of the region's best musicians performing in an intimate space with excellent acoustics--all for free.

The first Gellman room Concert will be held on Saturday, October 8th (the concerts are always held on Saturdays at 2 pm) at the Main Branch. If you're interested in historical, traditional, or folk music, you're going to be excited about this one. The Press Gang will perform traditional Civil War music, from both the north and the south.

The Press Gang will perform Civil War Songs on Oct. 8
So add a Gellman Room Concert to one of your Saturday outings this fall. I'd recommend a lunch at one of our fabulous downtown restaurants before the concert (because surely they'll have pumpkin on the menu) and a walk down Monument Avenue afterward. If you've got a better Saturday agenda, I'd love to hear about it.

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