I See Jazz 2

Jazz at the LibraryI See Jazz 2: A Collection of Jazz Images from Here and There is an ongoing exhibition at the branch library between April 28 and May 30, 2012.  Sponsored by Artists-at-Large, Inc., this exhibition opened at the start of Boston JazzWeek, and celebrates jazz in the visual arts, and include:

1.    Buddy Bolton Band photographed 100 years ago
Public domain photo. Photographer not credited

2.    Forbes Graham and Liz Ronka at HP Library 2010
Photo by Ann Herrick

3.    Music Workshop poster
Design by Jeff Kimmel

4.    Les Paul
Public domain photo. Photographer not credited

5.    Don Cherry
Public domain photo. Photographer not credited

6.    Terry Bozzio drum kit
Photographer not credited. Altered by Tommey

7.    The Fringe at The Zeitgeist
Photo uncredited

8.    Piano Keys
Royalty Free Image.

9.    Free Music Now Collective at The Lily Pad
Design by Scott Getchell

10.    Debo Band publicity photo.
Photographer not known.
Interesting note: Debo had their first concert in Hyde Park and now tour     internationally

11.    Billie Holiday
Public Domain Image. Photo-shoped by Tommey

12.    Painting of Jazz Band
Royalty Free Image. Digitally printed. Unaltered from file

Many images are public domain photos and are available for sale as presented and framed.  Proceeds of all sales benefit the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and Artists-at-Large.  Please contact 617-313-6557, or infoaal@mac.com for more information.

Many Styles, Many Voices – May 5 session postponed

We are saddened to announce the postponement of this Saturday May 5th’s Intro to Pop.  The presenting artist, Clara Kebabian, has a family emergency.  Once a new date is set, another announcement will be posted.

Two more sessions remain in this series:

Many Styles, Many Voices, An Introduction to Music for Teens is ongoing Saturdays  at 2pm through May 19 in the branch library’s Menino Hall.   This series is designed to give teens and young adults a brief but comprehensive look at the different styles of music they hear, what makes them unique, and what unites them.  Each presenter is an accomplished musician who will present a 90-minute talk followed by a short concert and Q/A time.

These concerts are free and all ages are welcome.  For more information contact Branch Teen Librarian John Kenney, or Artists-at-Large, Inc., at 617-313-6557.

Many Styles, Many Voices

Many Styles, Many Voices, An Introduction to Music for Teens is ongoing Saturdays  at 2pm through May 19 in the branch library’s Menino Hall, and started off with well-attended sessions on April 14 (Jazz with Dr. Lewis Porter) and April 21 (Blues with Erin Harpe).   This series is designed to give teens and young adults a brief but comprehensive look at the different styles of music they hear, what makes them unique, and what unites them.  Each presenter is an accomplished musician who will present a 90-minute talk followed by a short concert and Q/A time.

These concerts are free and all ages are welcome.  For more information contact Branch Teen Librarian John Kenney, or Artists-at-Large, Inc., at 617-313-6557.

St. Matthew’s Passion Lecture

At the branch library on Monday, March 26, 2012, 7p.m., musicologist and lecturer Theresa Neff will present a discussion of the history and composition of St. Matthew’s Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach.   Ms. Neff is the 2011-2012 Historically Informed Performance Fellow at the Handel and Hayden Society, and is on the Music History faculty of The Boston Conservatory.

This lecture precedes the scheduled Handel and Hayden Society performances of St. Matthew’s Passion at Boston Symphony Hall on Friday March 30 and Sunday April 1, 2012.