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Music in the Library


Rocks In My Bed: Duke Ellington

Saturday, April 04, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Rocks In My Bed: Duke Ellington is a 60 minute recorded music appreciation program that celebrates the life and music of American composer and big band leader Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974). Through vinyl lps, slide show, and in and out of the persona of Ellington, independent actor and playwright, Cedric Liqueur captures this "beyond category" musician from his childhood growing up in Washington, DC in 1927 to 1957 when the Duke Ellington Orchestra was one of the most celebrated big bands in the world. Rocks In My Bed was first written and produced two years ago as a music appreciation program for sensory impaired children but has become a popular program for all audiences and all ages across the United States.


Music in the Library: Sean Gaskell features the West African Kora

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Sean Gaskell will give a performance on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. Gaskell's performance will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Koras musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. Gaskell has mesmerized audiences across the US, The Gambia, and Senegal with his heart rendering performances that spotlight the West African Kora. Gaskell studied the Kora under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh throughout multiple visits to Brikama, The Gambia.


Above the bar duo

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Celebrate Jazz Month with The Above the Bar Duo. Jeffrey Althouse on Piano, and Michael Barr on French horn will perform a fun concert of jazz standards, and pop tunes.


Nightly Blues

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Orlando's leading blues band Nightly Blues will perform at your local library. Nightly Blues seamlessly combine classic Blues, R&B, and Jazz to create their own style that has been entertaining people over the years.


Lakeview Middle School Orchestra

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Winter Garden Branch

Lakeview Middle School Orchestra and guitar students performing on the porch.


Music in the Library: Evan Taylor Jones

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at South Trail Branch

Evan Taylor Jones is a singer, songwriter, and performer from the city of Orlando, FL. In just three short years, Evan has made a name for himself around Florida as one of the top soul performers. In 2013, Evan made the transition to full-time performer, playing over 100 shows around the state of Florida.


Mulleague Music School

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Mulleague Music School TBD

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