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Valentine’s Day Art of the Violin Concert a Success

The Library’s Spring 2024 Concert series began successfully in the Galleria with the Art of the Violin on Valentine’s Day. As roses and brownies were being purchased in the horseshoe near the entrance, passersby were treated to performances by students

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Art of the Violin Enjoyed by All

The December 5th Art of the Violin concert in the Library Galleria had its largest audience of the semester. Listeners filled the chairs provided, stood along the opposite side of the Galleria and in front of the North Reading Room,

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Art of the Violin Draws Many Listeners!

The Fall semester’s first Galleria concert, Art of the Violin drew an attentive crowd on Tuesday, October 17 at 1 pm. Students of Professor Jennifer Frautschi performed works by Stamitz, Bach, Beethoven, Paganini, and Saint-Saëns. Our thanks to Professor Frautschi

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Clarinuts! Livens up an Afternoon

The annual Clarinuts! recital in the Library’s Galleria yesterday was a resounding success! Professor Alan Kay and his students performed a wide variety of selections from the clarinet repertory by composers Paul Harvey, Jörg Widmann, Béla Kovács, Gabriel Pierné, Theresa

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Primary Sources in Music: Eighteen Portraits

Music Library volunteer Samuel Wallach produced the following essay about a collection of musical and artistic portraits created by composer Virgil Thomson and artist Maurice Grosser. The work is entitled “Eighteen Portraits,” and the Music Library owns a manuscript facsimile

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Art of the Violin

Students of violin professor Jennifer Frautschi performed on Monday afternoon in the Library Galleria as part of the Art of the Violin series. The program included works for solo violin by Kevin Puts, Johann Sebastian Bach, and John Corigliano. While

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Welcome to our Music Library Volunteer

We welcome Music Library volunteer Samuel Wallach to the University Libraries!  Samuel graduated in May 2022 with a major in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and a Music minor. He is also a talented pianist, composer and percussionist. (Some footage of

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The Sound of Music in the Library

A full house packed the Special Collections Seminar Room on Wednesday, October 19, to listen to Gems from the Music Library’s Vinyl Collection. Gisele Schierhorst, Head of the Music Library, played selections from the over 26,000 LPs that are discoverable

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Clarinuts recital held in Library

The May 4 Clarinuts Recital in the Library was well-received. Professor Alan Kay and his studio of clarinet students performed a variety of works by Jeff Scott, George Gershwin, John Mayer, Shulamit Ran, Christopher Stark, Richar Byrd and Helmut Hödl.

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Students, faculty, and staff enjoy vinyl hour

The Library’s Vinyl Hour in the Galleria was a success.  Gisele Schierhorst, Head of the Music Library, and a crew of library student assistants played LPs from the Music Library’s collection from noon until 1 pm.  Passersby included students who were

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