All programs are free, but we ask that you please call the Library at 860-542-5075 or register online to reserve a seat.

Berkshire Bateria’s Bossa Triba

Saturday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Carnival season at the Library! Twelve musicians from the Berkshire Bateria Escola De Samba, a unique musical ensemble, will perform a wide variety of music from Brazil, including hot samba rhythms and cool bossa nova jazz, with keyboard, bass, vocals, horns, drums, and percussion. Please reserve a seat here for this free concert.

 

Music Among Friends

Saturday, February 23, 2:00 p.m.

Jim Nelson of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival returns to Norfolk with a program featuring musicians from the Yale School of Music. Designed to be fun and engaging, the program is an opportunity for both the experienced concertgoer and the classical music novice to enjoy an informal discussion of chamber music among friends, old and new. Members of the audience are encouraged to participate with questions and comments. No background in music is necessary – all you need is an active curiosity. This program features composer Krists Auznieks, who will discuss his work: “Piano” for piano quintet, “Godspeed” for piano trio, and “Pathmarks” for solo piano. Please let us know here that you will be there.

 

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St. Patrick’s Concert: The Murphy Beds & Friends

Saturday, March 16, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Norfolk Library’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day has become an annual tradition for fans of the Emerald Isle. Once again we will host a lively evening of Irish music and fare as we welcome the Murphy Beds & Friends in a program of traditional and original Irish folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements of bouzouki, guitar, mandolin, flute, and fiddle. Guitarist Eamon O’ Leary, a native of Dublin, and Jefferson Hamer on bouzouki will be joined by flutist and singer-songwriter Nuala Kennedy, recognized by the Irish Times as “an exceptional interpreter of the tradition,” and four-time all Ireland fiddle champion Dylan Foley, called “one of the finest fiddlers in America…his feel and tone is breathtaking.” (The Irish Echo) Please register for this free concert here.