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Friday, May 22, 2009

Musical Interlude

Classical music has a dedicated following in the U.S. Here in Fairfax, the library sponsors a series of free classical music concerts, Concerts at the Alden, which run from September through June. The 2009-2010 season ends June 21 with a Young Soloists Recital which will feature five classical pianists ranging in age from nine to 17. The recital takes place at 3 p.m. at the Alden Theater of the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Va. For directions, call 703-790-0123. For those interested in the history of classical music, here’s a few books to browse:

Classical Music in America: A History of Its Rise and Fall by Joseph Horowitz

America’s Musical Life: A History by Richard Crawford

A History of Western Music by Donald J. Grout

Music: A Crash Course by Marcus Weeks

Music in the United States: A Historical Introduction by Wiley Hitchcock

Are you a classical music fan? As symphonies across the nation struggle to survive, do you see a future for the lovers of Beethoven and Bach?


Don’t Miss . . .

Sunday, May 31, 1 p.m.
Baroque to Modern
. Join us for recorder music that spans the ages from baroque to modern. Music performed by the Recorder Consort, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, GMU. A great family program! All ages.

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