Category Archives: Beyond the Notes

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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Piano Music from Around the World

Iceland, Norway, Belgrade

Piano Music from Around the World Charles Abramovic and his Studio Wednesday, February 15th
 12:00pm – 12:45pm
 Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. On Wednesday, February 15, Paley Library’s Beyond the Notes concert series will present Piano Music from Around the World featuring professor and chair of the keyboard department … Continue reading

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Johann Sebastian Bach’s Coffee Cantata

Johann Sebastian Bach’s  Coffee Cantata Anais Naharro-Murphy, soprano Matthew Lulofs, baritone Brandon McShaffrey, director Wednesday, December 14th 12:00pm – 12:45pm Paley Library Lecture Hall Come for the fun! Come for the coffee!  (…and pastries!) Boyer recital credit given. On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Paley Library’s Beyond the Notes concert series is happy to present Johann … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar at Paley Library!

Classical Guitar Students of Allen Krantz Wednesday, November 9th 12:00pm – 12:50pm Paley Library Lecture Hall Bring your lunch. Bring your friends.  Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. Relax. Refresh. Renew. Enjoy. At noon on Wednesday, November 9, Paley Library’s Beyond the Notes concert series is proud to present Prof. Allen Krantz and his students. … Continue reading

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