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Mon, October 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Popular Music Duets, with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
While it is enjoyable to listen to the wonderful interpreters of the Great American Songbook such as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan and Louis Armstrong, it is a treat to hear them join with other legends to sing duets. This illustrated lecture features videos of duets done by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and Ethel Merman and Mary Martin, just to name a few. Events at The New York Public Library may be ph…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, October 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny - Thingamajig Presents: An Evening of Cuban Music with Roberto Poveda
Roberto Poveda: Photo by Javier Hernandez-Miyares Born in Cuba, Poveda's earliest influence was his grandfather, Marcelino Lopez, a folk singer. Poveda became an early follower of the Nueva Trova movement in Havana. In 1989 he moved to Colombia where he became a T.V. star. However music was always a part of his life, and he continued to write his own music while acting. His talent eventually brought him to Miami where he wrote for the Latin market with publishers Peer Music. He currently liv…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, October 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Sergei Prokofiev: Art and the Man - «Сергей Прокофьев: искусство и личность»
This event will be conducted enitrely in Russian. One of the greatest composers of the 20-th century, author of numerous masterpieces in virtually all genres, from opera and ballet to symphony, concerto, film music and songs, Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953) was not only a musical genius, but also a unique personality. As the world celebrates this year his 125th anniversary, it is time to examine his life and work against the background of his tumultuos times. Один из величайших композиторов 20-…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Wed, November 2
@ 6:30 p.m.
CANCELED - The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny - Thingamajig Presents: An Evening of Cowpunk Music with The Habit
The Habit is a Brooklyn-based cowpunk band. The group’s songwriters and guitarists, Will Croxton and Brian Mendes, spin yarns of life and death, failure and redemption, in the harsh yet exhilarating times when many of our forefathers first came to these shores. The Habit’s heroes range from the Carter Family and Willie & Waylon to The Sonics and Strummer & Langford. They will be debuting songs from their upcoming album as well as songs from their previous and celebrated release, "Lincoln…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, November 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny Presents - Classical Guitar: A Journey Through the Ages with Laura Mazon
Laura Mazon began musical studies at the early age of six with piano lessons from Cuban pianist and composer Ma. Matilde Alea. She continued her formative years at Alejandro Garcia Caturla elementary music school and Amadeo Roldán Conservatory in La Habana, Cuba, where she graduated as Senior of the Year and Summa cum Laude Associate in Arts, specialized on classical guitar and chamber music. In 2010, she continued higher musical studies at the University of Arts of La Habana (I.S.A.) majoring i…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, December 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Words and Music of Stephen Sondheim, with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
This illustrated lecture features videos of Stephen Sondheim and traces his career starting from the early days when he wrote the lyrics for "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" to his work as the writer of both words and music for such shows as "Company," "Sunday in the Park with George," and "Sweeney Todd." Among the many memorable songs highlighted are "Send in the Clowns," "Not While I'm Around," "Not a Day Goes By," and "Being Alive;" Artists spotlighted singing his songs include Bernadette Peters…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, December 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Fifth Avenue Hootenanny Presents - Gregory K. Williams on Viola
Gregory K. Williams is a multifaceted violist, making his mark as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician. Recent solo performances include recitals in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, and throughout the United States. He is the acting Principal Violist of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and the Principal Violist with the Berkshire Opera Festival. He has also performed with the Albany Symphony, Symphony in C, the Syracuse Symphony, and at the Aspen Music Festival. Currently Mr.…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, December 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Klezmer: Music, History and Memory
Klezmer: Music, History and Memory: Aesthetic and Cultural Dimensions published by Oxford University Press, Fall 2016 A lecture and musical program with Dr. Walter Zev Feldman (author, cimbal) and Deborah Strauss (violin) Emerging in 16th century Prague, the klezmer became a central cultural feature of the largest transnational Jewish community of modern times - the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe. Much of the musical and choreographic history of the Ashkenazim is embedded in the European klezme…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults