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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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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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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!

Joyce Lindorff at the harpsichord

  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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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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