Category Archives: Beyond the Notes

Zach Brock, Jazz Violin, and Genre

Photo of Zach Brock.

Beyond the Notes Presents: Boyer Artist-in-Residence Zach Brock, Jazz Violinist Tuesday, October 23rd, 12:00pm – 12:50pm Paley Library Lecture Hall   While a fixture of the classical concert hall, violins have also been used in Jazz since the 1930’s. In addition to amplification and a tendency toward bowing over plucking, jazz violin playing can also … Continue reading

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Start the Music! Let the Party Begin!

Joyce Lindorff at the harpsichord

  Couperin Birthday Celebration! Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 12:00pm – 12:50pm Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.       The opening concert of the 2018-19 Beyond the Notes concert series, features Dr. Joyce Lindorff, Boyer Professor of Keyboard, leading a birthday celebration for François Couperin, marking 350 years since … Continue reading

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Beyond the Notes Announces 2018-2019 Season!

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Temple University Library’s award-winning noontime concert series, Beyond the Notes, proudly announces its fifth season! All concerts are held in Paley Library Lecture Hall. Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. Mark your calendars! Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Couperin Birthday Celebration! 12:00pm – 12:50pm Usher in the new school year with a celebration!  What kind … Continue reading

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Authentic Bach, Adaptable Bach

Painting of young woman playing guitar by Vermeer

The Guitar Studio of Allen Krantz presents Music of Bach and Vivaldi Rescheduled! Thursday, March 29th, 2018 | 12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. Program Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685–1750 | Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 (selected movements) • Invention No. 1 in C major, BWV … Continue reading

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“A Finely Prepared Musician of Very Unusual Ability”

Pianist Clipper Erickson and the Music of R. Nathaniel Dett Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.     In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson—sometimes referred to as the “father of black history”—declared the second week of February as “Negro History Week,” a … Continue reading

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She Persisted: Women in Music, Then and Now

Emiko Edwards, Olena Havyuk-Sheremet, and Benjamin Katz contributed to this post. On December 6, 2017, Paley Library will host “She Persisted: Women in Music Then and Now,” a symposium celebrating women’s contributions to music. Despite women’s deep engagement in music from antiquity to the present day, their accomplishments have too often been neglected or glossed over … Continue reading

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Music for One, Two, Four, Six Hands

Charles Abramovic and students play music for piano by Scriabin, Schubert, Mozart, Brahms, Dvořák, Schnittke, and Abramovic Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. The hand: physiologists have supplied names for its many muscles—flexor digiti minimi, adductor pollicis, and lumbricals, among others—and pedagogues … Continue reading

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One Bach, Two Faces, Three Suites, Four Strings

Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 Jeffrey Solow, cello Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.   In … Continue reading

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Gospels, Spirituals, and More!

Girl with a dove.

Gospels, Spirituals, and More! with Dr. J. Donald Dumpson and Friends Wednesday, April 19th 12:00pm – 12:50pm Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. Gospel Songs led by singers from the Arch Street Presbyterian Church Valerie Gay, soprano Markus Beam, baritone Dr. Clipper Erickson, piano Dr. Rollo Dilworth, composer, pianist Dr. Jay … Continue reading

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The Beggar’s Opera

Hogarth painting

Beyond the Notes : Temple Library’s Noontime Concert Series Wednesday, March 8th
 12:00pm
 Paley Library Lecture Hall Boyer recital credit given. Light refreshments served. On Wednesday, March 15, Paley Library’s Beyond the Notes concert series will present a preview of The Beggar’s Opera. This work (1728) is the comic masterpiece of John Gay (1685-1732), an English poet … Continue reading

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