Category Archives: Performing Arts News

Triumph of the Human Spirit: Beethoven at 250

                    Wednesday, September 23rd, 10am-3pm Join us as Temple faculty, students, and alumni present the inspiring works of Beethoven in celebration of his 250th birthday. This performance is led and coordinated by Dr. Joyce Lindorff. Please feel free to drop in at any time to enjoy … Continue reading

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POSTPONED: 3/18/2020 Concert, Elisabeth Jacquet de LaGuerre

The concert originally planned for 3/18/2020 of beautiful music by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre has been postponed. Stay tuned for rescheduling information. Thank you for your understanding and support. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre and the Dance Culture of Versailles   Music of Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre Wednesday, March 18th, 12:00pm … Continue reading

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Beyond the Notes! Spring 2020 Season Announcement!

   Mark your calendars! Beyond the Notes announces its Spring 2020 concerts! Join us as we continue our exciting inaugural season in Temple’s beautiful new Charles Library. All concerts are free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.             A Celebration of Stride and Novelty … Continue reading

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From the Margins to the Fore

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A Modern Reveal An Eclectic Compilation of Vocal Music by Women Composers, 1560-present Wednesday, October 30, Noon Charles Library Event Space Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. Historiography has marginalized the contributions of women in many spheres of endeavor, and musical composition is no exception. Even as the names of contemporary female musicians found … Continue reading

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The Sound of History

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Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Festival! Wednesday, October 2nd, 12:00 Noon Charles Library Event Space Presented by Dr. Joyce Lindorff with Boyer College Harpsichordists and Baroque Strings Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. More than a mere antecedent to the modern piano, the harpsichord is a keyboard string instrument with an otherworldly sound. Its metallic … Continue reading

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Beyond the Notes Announces Fall 2019 Season at Charles Library!

Historic Harpsichord

We are excited to announce the first season of Beyond the Notes in Temple University’s beautiful new Charles Library! Mark your calendars! J.S. BACH CONCERTO FESTIVAL! Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 12:00 Noon – 12:50pm Charles Library Event Space Presented by Dr. Joyce Lindorff with Boyer College Harpsichordists and Baroque Strings. Program: Concerto in C Major … Continue reading

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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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