Monday, October 01, 2012

52 Ways to Use Your Library Card: Week Five

Week Five: Enjoy a concert.

There is so much more to Richmond Public Library than just books. In addition to our literacy and reading programs, RPL has a desire to enrich our patrons through both art and music.

The month of October has several family friendly programs in addition to kicking off the 2012-2013 Gellman Room Concert Series.

The first performance of the Gellman Room Concert Series is on Saturday, October 13th at 2pm in the Gellman Room at the Main Library.

Husband-and-wife duo Matthew Singer (baritone) & Leanne Gonzalez-Singer (mezzo-soprano) reprise the recital program they debuted to a full house in New York City, with pianist Cathy Venable. The program of art songs and duets in a variety of languages blends the well-known with rarely heard gems on the ancient themes of Love and War. Music by Ravel, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms and others.

Then on Saturday, October 27th at 2pm, guitarist Christopher Jenkins performs a solo classical guitar concert of music by Bach, Albeniz, and composers from various musical eras as well as selections from France and Russia.

 But that's not all! The Richmond Symphony returns to the Richmond Public Library for two entertaining family programs.

On Saturday, October 13th from 10 to 11:30am, the Board of the Richmond Public Library Foundation invites your family to a musical morning featuring musicians from the Richmond Symphony.

The Richmond Symphony also has several educational and kid-friendly programs. The LolliPops Concert series includes classical music and live storytelling in a relaxed atmosphere, which is a perfect way to introduce children to the symphony. There are also interactive activities before the concert, including their musical petting zoo.

Our favorite magical/musical Symphony story teller and actor Michael Boudewyns returns to perform on Saturday, October 27th in the Richmond Symphony's LolliPops Concert of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. Join us the day before as he entertains families with a free program of stories and lots of fun. Friday, October 26th at the Main Library in the Auditorium  from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Join us during the month of October, it will be music to your ears!

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