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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, November 22
@ 6 p.m.
KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE
TeenLIVE presents I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez at the Bronx Library Center
I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez transports audiences to a seminal moment in New York history to meet Juan Rodriguez, New York's first immigrant, a free man of mixed ­race origin from La Hispaniola who arrived on a Dutch ship in 1613 & settled in "Mannahatta." This adaption for teens will include live theater, music, and dance and will invite attendees to become part of the telling of Juan Rodriguez's story. Organic Magnetics is a cultural arts organization that produces interactive live inst…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, January 9
@ 2:30 p.m.
SONIDO COSTEÑO TRIO IN CONCERT
Sonido Costeño is a modern day New York City Latin band. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it, transforms their audiences into dance hall performances.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, January 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
Music: Broadway Ladies
Please join us for a musical presentation "Broadway Ladies." Talented Bronx Vocalist Glendalys Sosa will perform songs which were written for female characters in various Broadway shows. Glendalys will be accompanied by Joe Sherman on saxophone and John on piano. Commentary on the characters as well as the context of the songs by Joe Sherman will also be featured in the presentation.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, February 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Songs of the Harlem River: Forgotten One-Acts from the Harlem Renaissance by Xoregos Performing Company
Five fabulous one acts and a handful of poems from the Harlem Renaissance by the Xoregos Performing Company. PROGRAM . THE HUNCH by Eulalie Spence (1927) Mavis - Yohanna Florentino Mrs. Reed - Carol Carter Mitchell - Ernest James Green Bert - Kelly Kirkley Steve - Lambert Tamin Lucinda - Kristin Dawn-Dumas . THE DEACON'S AWAKENING by Willis Richardson (1920) Martha Jones - Michèle Cannon Ruth Jones - Yohanna Florentino Eva, Sol's daughter - Kristin Dawn-Dumas David Jones, t…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, February 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library presents Romance Writer Rebecca Brooks of How to Fall
Please join us as Romance Writer Rebecca Brooks presents her book How to Fall One week of adventure might just lead to love… Julia Evans has always put others ahead of herself—her high school math students, her troubled best friend, and her ex. But with New Year's approaching, she buys a round trip ticket to Brazil. For one week, she can put her needs first. She can meet a stranger in the hotel pool at midnight and dance all night on the beach. Screenwriter Blake Williams has to keep movi…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, February 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
A Musical Tribute To The Music of Motown by Cody Childs & the Ladies of Soul
Jazz/Pop Vocalist Cody Childs & the Ladies of Soul perform a tribute to the music of Motown. This tribute includes historical notes on the origins of the Motown Company and biographical notes on many its legendary artists as well as a performance of such Motown classics as “My Girl”, “ Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “My Guy”, “Just My Imagination”, “Quicksand”, ”Where Did Our Love Go?”, “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”, ”You Are The Sunshine of My Life”, “For Once In My Life” & more.…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, March 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
Celia Cruz High School Orchestra in Concert
Performing masterworks for string orchestra by Elgar, contemporary North American Composers, and more.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, March 12
@ 2:30 p.m.
Dance and Percussion of Africa featuring Ibrahima "Kolipe" Camara
Dance and Percussion of Africa: featuring Ibrahima “Kolipe” Camara (percussion) introduces the audience to the heritage of Guinea, West Africa with movements and percussion. Participants learn the “call and response” as well as percussive and dance elements. Ibrahima Kolipe Camara is a Master Drummer from Guinea West Africa. At an early age Kolipe traveled throughout the regions of Guinea learning the different types of musical instruments, rhythms and dances from the many ethnic groups of Gu…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, March 26
@ 2:30 p.m.
Bronx Symphony String Quartet & friends perform the music of Robert Schumann
Join us for a performance by the Bronx Symphony String Quartet joined by string instrument students from the Bronx -- members of the UpbeatNYC Children's Orchestra and the Celia Cruz H.S. Orchestra -- in a program of music by Robert Schumann.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Wed, April 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Celia Cruz High School Latin/Jazz Band in Concert
Please join us for an exciting musical evening with the Celia Cruz High School Latin/Jazz Band.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Wed, April 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Celia Cruz High School Latin/Jazz Band in Concert
Details to follow.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, April 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Week
Music @ NYPL Presents: Jessica Valiente
Music @ NYPL Presents: Jessica Valiente Bronx Library Center Saturday 4/16/2016 2:30 p.m. Flutist/ethnomusicologist Dr. Jessica Valiente performs on nearly 20 flutes from a dozen world cultures, plus songs and storytelling. Included will be flutes from North America, Brazil, the Andes, China, Japan, Ireland, England, Nigeria, Ghana, and more. Dr. Jessica Valiente holds a B.A. in music from Barnard College in conjunction with Manhattan School of Music, an MA in music performance from Queens…
Bronx Library CenterAdults,
50+,
Immigrants,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Sat, April 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
Afro-Caribbean Music & Dance with Jerbean Gilkes
Jerbean Gilkes is a lead dancer with the renowned Charles Moore Dance Theatre Company and a choreographer. His program introduces the audience to the heritage of the African Diaspora with movements and music from Africa, the Caribbean, and Haiti.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, May 14
@ 11 a.m.
Hear the Roar of Daniel in the Lions' Den: a new dramatic musical
Hear the Roar of Daniel in the Lions' Den: a new dramatic musical composed by BRIO 2015 WINNER, PENNY PRINCE of the Lehman College Music Department. Admission is Free! However, reservation is required. FOR RESERVATIONS, AGES 5+ PLEASE CALL 718.960.7796 or EMAIL penny.prince@lehman.cuny.edu Sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, May 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Hear the Roar of Daniel in the Lions' Den: a new dramatic musical
Hear the Roar of Daniel in the Lions' Den: a new dramatic musical composed by BRIO 2015 WINNER, PENNY PRINCE of the Lehman College Music Department. Admission is Free! However, registration is required. FOR RESERVATIONS, AGES 5+ PLEASE CALL 718.960.7796 or EMAIL penny.prince@lehman.cuny.edu Sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, May 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Doo Wop with the New York Exceptions
Enjoy an afternoon of fabulous music from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, June 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
Senor Lucky Jazz Duet featuring Paul Handelman and Karan Serafin
Growing up in New York's Greenwich Village and coming of age during the late 1960s and ‘70s, Paul Handelman (guitar and vocals) had the good fortune to be exposed to a wide range of diverse types of music. "One favorite spot of mine was the Cafe Au'go go on Bleeker Street where I saw some of the most amazing and legendary Blues musicians of our time like Mississippi John Hurt, Big Joe Williams, John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, John Hammond, James Cotton, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and, o…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, June 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
The Lap of Luxury: a one-hour Performance Reading in the Style of Radio Drama on the Cruise Ship Industry
"The Lap of Luxury" The Emergence of the Cruise Ship Industry the Pioneers, Private Lives, Drama, Comedy and Grandeur of Today and of Days Gone By Written and Directed by David Houston Actors Melanie Lipton and David Houston A One-Hour Performance Reading in the Style of Radio Drama With backgrounds from of the lush seagoing music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, June 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Folktales from Around the World for the entire family
Please join us as 2015 BRIO Award winning storyteller April Armstrong presents a program of Folktales from Around the World for the entire family. Featured tales include: Ananci tales; a Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Teapot; The Tiger’s Whisker, a Korean tale and a tale from Thailand, called The Freedom Bird. BRIO Award (Bronx Celebrates Its Own) is administered by the Bronx Council on the Arts. This event is sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults,
Families
Sat, July 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
"Strings n Keys” - Three Centuries of Global Music
"Strings n Keys” - Three Centuries of Global Music, with New York City duo Annette Homann (violin & composer) and Alexander Wu (piano & arranger) celebrates this popular collaborative tradition performing a variety of musical style classics from Antonio Vivaldi and Ástor Piazzolla to George Gershwin and Mark O’Connor.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, July 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Sonido Costeño Trio in Concert
Sonido Costeño is a modern day New York City Latin band. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it, transforms their audiences into dance hall performances.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, September 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
Sonido Costeño Trio in Concert
Sonido Costeño is a modern day New York City Latin band. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it, transforms their audiences into dance hall performances.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, September 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
A Musical Tribute to Sam Cooke by NYC Jazz/Pop Vocalist and The Ladies of Soul
Please join us for a Musical Tribute to Sam Cooke performed by NYC Pop/Jazz vocalist Cody Childs and the Ladies of Soul. The performance includes biographical notes on the life of the legendary singer, plus performances of many of his signature songs, including “You Send Me,” “Cupid,” “Having A Party,” “Nothing Can Change This Love,” “Wonderful World,” and “Moving On.”
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sun, October 9
@ 2 p.m.
Rafael Hernandez Film Festival
Please join us for the Rafael Hernandez Film Festival sponsored by the Association for Puerto Rican Hispanic Heritage. Enjoy the music composed by Rafael Hernandez and performed by various Latin artists including: Vocalist Gloria Mirabal, Pianist Zoila Martinez, Harpist Jose Luis Rodriguez, Soprano Eva de la O and Singer-songwriter Fredi Dionisio. Rafael Hernandez (1892-1965) is considered to be one of the greatest Puerto Rican composer.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, October 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
Double Entendre in Concert
Please join us for a concert by Double Entendre featuring oboe and bassoon quartets. Founded in 2005, NYC-based Double Entendre Music Ensemble is a collective of like-minded musicians devoted to adventurous exploration of the double reed repertoire. Noted for its first-rate musicianship and creativity, the Ensemble illuminates classics, revives neglected music, and commissions new works for these soulful instruments.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, October 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Murder and Madness and Poe
An hour-long drama with poetry, music and readings Written and Directed by David Houston Rick Heuthe as Edgar Allan Poe Edgar paces impatiently in the office of booking agents in New York City in 1848. He proposes a lecture tour with readings of his controversial stories of murder and madness, all the while professing his sanity, his reliability, and his fame—citing examples from his turbulent life, which is finally on the mend after years of tragedy and anxiety. He needs the money badly:…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, November 19
@ 2:30 p.m.
A Musical Tribute to the Music of Motown by NYC Pop/Jazz Vocalist & the Ladies of Soul
Jazz/Pop Vocalist Cody Childs & the Ladies of Soul perform a tribute to the music of Motown. This tribute includes historical notes on the origins of the Motown Company and biographical notes on many of its legendary artists as well as a performance of such Motown classics as “My Girl”, “ Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “My Guy”, “Just My Imagination”, “Quicksand”, ”Where Did Our Love Go?”, “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”, ”You Are The Sunshine of My Life”, “For Once In My Life” & more.…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, December 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert: Kinobe & Jaja
Kinobe was born in Uganda while Jaja was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, both having different musical childhood backgrounds. At the fall of President Mobutu dictatorship, Congo went through a series of wars and turmoil which forced Jaja to seek refuge in uganda and while there, he met Kinobe. The two musicians have come together to and created a powerful collaboration, writing music with many global influences and using their instruments and voices as a musical meditation on peace…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, December 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Orchestra in Concert
Directed by David West, the Celia Cruz High School of Music Orchestra will perform selected works, composed by Astor Piazzolla, Leroy Anderson and William Walton.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, February 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
Songs of Freedom and Inspiration: performed by Pop/Jazz Cody Childs & The Ladies of Soul
Songs of Freedom and Inspiration: Pop/Jazz vocalist Cody Childs & The Ladies of Soul perform inspirational music from the genres of gospel, soul and folk , made famous by such artists as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, The Impressions and The Staple Singers. The music includes such favorites as "Blowin' in the Wind", "Wade in the Water", "I'm So Proud", "People Get Ready", "Living in the City", "What's Going On?", "A Place in the Sun", "A Change is Gonna Come" and others.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Wed, April 5
@ 6 p.m.
Jazz @ the Library with the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music
Details to follow.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Wed, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Jazz @ the Library with the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music
Details to follow.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults

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