Cultural Events Calendar

Thursdays, Sep 10 – Oct 15
2 pm

Beginner Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Learn strong fundamentals, and gain the skills to read music and play songs we all enjoy. Lessons offered by Elizabeth Public Library.

Free Online Workshops

Register with LessonFace, then enroll:

www.elizpl.org/databases.html (Scroll down to Lessonface.)

Thursdays, Sep 10 – Oct 15
4 pm

Beginner Piano For Kids

Piano basics for children under 12. Lessons offered by Elizabeth Public Library.

Free Online Workshops

Register with LessonFace, then enroll:

www.elizpl.org/databases.html (Scroll down to Lessonface.)

Fridays, Sep 11 – Oct 16
6 pm

Beginner Guitar Lessons (Free Online Workshops for Adults)

In this beginner Adult Class, learn 12 basic chords, proper hand technique, strum styles, theory, gear Q&A, play-along songs, and early soloing. Lessons offered by Elizabeth Public Library.

Register with LessonFace, then enroll:

www.elizpl.org/databases.html (Scroll down to Lessonface.)

Sep. 24
7 pm

Learn about French Cinema

Join film educator Gerard Amsellem on Zoom, as he presents an overview of French Cinema, followed by a discussion of the film “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,”

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89515113472?pwd=STJqNDlK

Film Lecture & Discussion (Free Virtual Event)

Meeting ID: 895 1511 3472
Passcode: 747341
Call in: +1-646-558-8656  
Presented by Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library.

www.sfplnj.org

Thu. Oct 1
7 – 8 pm

Bluegrass Music:  Silk City with Mary Olive Smith

Summit Public Library and Silk City welcome the North Carolina “roots” sound of Mary Olive Smith’s driving rhythm guitar and beautiful vocals. This quartet rocks with an infectious energy. Come listen to Silk City’s great tunes, hot picking, dynamic singing  – an irresistible mix of bluegrass and rockin’ Honky Tonk, Roots/ County, Western Swing and original music. Bring a blanket or chair, wear a mask, and observe social distancing.

OUTDOOR CONCERT (FREE)

Rain Date: Thurs, Oct. 8 at 7 pm.

The Village Green, Summit

https://summitlibrary.libcal.com/event/7052719

908-273-0350

Sat. Oct 10
2 pm

Classical Guitar by Francisco Roldán

Explore guitar music from Cuba, France, Spain, and Haiti! Francisco Roldán shares his extensive knowledge of and passion for classical guitar. This concert is fun for all ages.

Presented online by Elizabeth Public Library, as part of the Fall Virtual Concert Series.

FREE CONCERT

https://www.facebook.com/elizabethlibrary

MUSIC LECTURE (VIDEO) – FREE
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Video Chat with Charles – Plainfield Symphony’s Musical Director Discusses Beethoven’s Fifth – presented with Musical Excerpts

The Plainfield Symphony presents a series of intimate lectures given by Music Director Charles Prince, with gorgeous musical excerpts by symphony musicians. In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, this first “Chat with Charles” features a discussion of Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5. Movement #1 is presented here. This unique lecture will deepen your understanding and enjoyment of Beethoven’s Fifth.

www.plainfieldsymphony.org

CHORAL PERFORMANCE (VIDEO)
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Chinese American Music Ensemble

Enjoy this 3-minute choral performance directed by Shuang Guo. “Precious is Tonight,” sung in Chinese, was composed in Hong Kong by Fu Ling Wang in 1961, with lyrics by Da Lin.