In honor of Veterans' Day the Bay State Winds will perform on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 pm. The band members are Master Sergeant Jennifer Dashnaw (Non-commissioned officer in charge), Master Sergeant Kevin Connors, Technical Sergeant Christy Bailes and Staff Sergeant Mickey Ireland. The concert will include diverse works such as March, op. 99 by Sergei Prokofiev, Four for Four (suite of four Latin American dances) by Jorge Montilla, A Klezmer Wedding by Mike Curtis and more.
The Bay State Winds, the clarinet quartet of the Air Force Band of Liberty, provide musical support for a wide variety of military and civilian functions, and present concert tours across New England, New York and New Jersey. Drawing on years of professional experience, these four accomplished musicians present an exciting and polished program that will appeal to audiences young and old alike.
Sarah Charness first performed at the library in 1992 at the tender age of 6. Join her as she and The Charness Family Quintet (CFQ) return to the library for a 20th anniversary reunion concert on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Their program will include works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Martinu, Prokofiev and songs by Dan Charness. Since their first appearance here CFQ has given more than 200 recitals throughout the region. They have performed at WCRB FMís Classical Concerts at Copley Series, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and other notable venues. CFQ has been featured on National Public Radio and in The Boston Globe and numerous local publications. Their musical range spans from Baroque to the 21st century and includes numerous contemporary works written specifically for them. CFQ has produced five CDs of live and recorded performances.
The members of CFQ are:
- Deborah Nathan Charness, flute, who studied in Paris with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion.
- Sarah Charness, violin, who has backed up top recording artists such as Roger Daltry of The Who.
- Daniel Nathan Charness, cello, who was a winner in the First International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition.
- Jennifer Charness, violin, who has appeared in chamber music performances across New England.
- Michael Charness, piano, who has performed widely in recitals with Deborah Charness in the U.S. and abroad.
***Early December Concert***
The Barbara Cassidy Band began performing in 2010 arranging songs mostly from the Americana tradition. Band members are Barbara Cassidy, vocals, her husband Eric Chasalow, guitar and vocals, and invited guests. Becky Wexler, vocals and clarinet, will be joining the band when they perform on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm. The concert will include Cassidy and Chasalow originals, Woody Guthrie's Hanukah music as well as Jewish, Celtic and American traditional numbers.
Trained at the Boston Conservatory, Barbara Cassidy is a professional singer with many years of musical theater and cabaret experience.
Eric Chasalow is a composer and Professor of Music at Brandeis University where he directs BEAMS (Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio).
Becky Wexler is a cantorial student at Hebrew College and holds a Masterís degree of the arts in religion from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.
NewTV's Red channel: Mon-Sun 7:30 am &5:00 pm
Be sure to watch Books and Beyond, the library's cable access TV show produced in conjunction with NewTV. Each month the program features interesting and informative interviews related to library events and happenings. The show is produced by Ellen Meyers, the library's Director of Programs and Communications. For Newton residents it can be viewed daily on NewTV's Red channel on Comcast Ch.9, RCN Ch.13, Verizon Ch. 33 at 7:30 am and 5:00 pm and is also available on demand. From NewTV's web site, click on programming and select Books and Beyond.
To Our Concert Goers:
Please be considerate of the performer today as well as your fellow audience members and refrain from leaving the auditorium during a piece of music. If you have small children with you, please sit in the back rows. If you leave the auditorium between pieces, please close the door quietly behind you and wait to re-enter after a musical piece. Also, if you have a cellphone, please shut if off. Thank you.
Please don't save seats! When attending a Sunday afternoon concert, please do not save more than one seat as this deprives others of attending the concert. The rule is first come, first served.
All concerts are free and open to the public; parking is free, handicap accessible. For directions to the Library, please click here.
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