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Dig!Arts: Music Encoding Initiative

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Stride: The Art of James P. Johnson

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Beyond the Notes A Celebration of Stride and Novelty Piano Wednesday, February 12th, 12:00PM -12:50PM Featuring Dr. Charles Abramovic and his studio Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ As one of myriad styles falling under the rubric of jazz, stride is fundamentally an expression of the African American experience. James P. Johnson (1894-1955) pioneered … 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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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!

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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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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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William Bolcom: Wide-Ranging Influences, Theatricality, and Fun

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Cabaret Songs and Piano Rags by William Bolcom Featuring faculty artists Charles Abramovic, Lawrence Indik, and Cara Latham Wednesday, February 6th 12:00-12:50pm Paley Library Lecture Hall Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.   Like many other American composers who studied composition in universities in the middle of the 20th century, William Bolcom began his … 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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Musical Theater @ Temple Library!

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Wednesday, April 18th 11AM – 2PM Wednesday, April 25th 12PM – 2PM Paley Library Lecture Hall In 2016 Temple University’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts inaugurated a new Master of Arts degree program in Musical Theater Studies. Under the leadership of Associate Professor Peter Reynolds (Artistic Director of Mauckingbird Theater Company, Philadelphia), the … Continue reading

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Gospels, Spirituals, and More!

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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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