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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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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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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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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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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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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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