Back in the ancient days of yore, libraries around the world were known as shushing zones. That meant no talking above a whisper, no humming and certainly no music. Perhaps my factitious tale of library history is slightly exaggerated, but it certainly can’t be argued that times have definitely changed.
As part of Celebrate the Arts Sundays, the First Floor hosts the Sunday Afternoon Music Series the second Sunday of the month from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Despite its formal name, the series welcomes an array of performers that are just as diverse as the tastes of our patrons. From chamber music to roots revival, there is something for everyone. Performances usually take place in the Quiet Reading Room and warm weather even invites the opportunity for outdoor performances.
This Sunday, the series features classical guitarist Chris Anderson. Anderson describes his approach as balancing “pieces at the core of the classical guitar’s repertoire with others that are rarely heard.”
Sunday Afternoon Music Summer Series
Circuits of Steel
Sunday, May 11, 2008
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Rick Gribenas, Margaret Cox, Steve Boyle and tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE are four artists representing the Circuits of Steel compilation series, which showcases Pittsburgh’s electronic/experimental music scene. Expect sounds far beyond conventional boundaries.
July 13th, 2008
Resonance is a world fusion ensemble made up of five musicians: three percussionists, guitar and bass. They use the distinct sound of the steel drum to draw audiences into their compelling mix of Caribbean jazz and global fusion music.
August 10th, 2008
Jennie Snyder, a rural Pennsylvania native, performs her mountain-flavored roots originals in the vein of Gillian Welch, Buddie and Julie Miller, and Hazel Dickens. She is currently at work on her first solo record.