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Bravos and Thank You to Beyond the Notes Artists!

Beyond the Notes, Temple University Libraries, and audiences wish to extend bravos and thank you to the artists who provided beautiful, interesting, and exciting concerts at noon in the library during the 2018-2019 year. We appreciate your talent and are grateful for your bringing live music to Paley Library!     Happy Birthday François Couperin!  … Continue reading

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The Classical Guitar: its Evolution and Appreciation by Italian Greats

Guitar Studio of Allen Krantz Wednesday, February 27th, Noon Temple University Paley Library Lecture Hall Free and open to the public Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. The guitar, currently a mainstay of popular music, has a l ong history and wealth of literature preceding its use in rock bands and college dorm rooms. … Continue reading

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Temple University Percussion Ensemble: watch, consider, enjoy!

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Temple University Percussion Ensemble Phillip O’Banion, Director Wednesday, December 5th 12:00pm – 12:50pm Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. Watching a percussion ensemble can be unlike watching any other type of concert! For one thing, there is the physicality of seeing musicians move around between instruments. While we often think … Continue reading

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Shannon Merlino, Baroque Violin, and Music from our Childhoods

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Music of Bach and Vivaldi Led by Shannon Merlino Wednesday, November 14th 12:00pm – 12:50pm Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.   Violinist and violist Shannon Merlino, a Philadelphia native, describes the theme of this recital as revisiting Baroque violin music that is most often used for pedagogical purposes for … Continue reading

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Zach Brock, Jazz Violin, and Genre

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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!

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  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

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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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C-Minor Moods: Chamber Music of Strauss and Fauré

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:00–12:50 PM | Paley Library Lecture Hall Celine Jeong Kim, violin Shannon Merlino, viola Chen Chen, cello Nam Hoang Nguyen, piano Program Richard Strauss, 1864–1949 Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13 (excerpts) Allegro Andante   Gabriel Fauré, 1845–1924 Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 Allegro molto moderato … 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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