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The Music in History Lecture Series

Lecturer, actor, musician, and conductor John Nygro returns to the library to discuss the rich and compelling background of three different musical periods.

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Music of Colonial America

Monday, September 18 at 7 pm
Discover how music from our country's early beginnings is a rich, multifaceted collection of sacred and secular music from the Old World, prayers of Native Americans, slave songs, and music created in the New World.

Young Frankenstein: A Gentle Parody of the Original

Monday, October 23 at 7 pm
Explore Mel Brook’s affectionate send-up of the seriously frightful 1930’s Frankenstein film series, including, of course, the intelligent humor of actor Gene Wilder and the rest of the talented cast.Sign Up

The Spectacular Wedding of a Renaissance Prince

Monday, November 6 at 7 pm
Experience the art, architecture, theater, and glorious music of the month-long extravagant wedding of the Italian Medici Prince to a French princess.Register on Oct. 20

Music for a Medieval Queen

Monday, November 27 at 11 am
Explore the music enjoyed by nobles in medieval Europe featuring troubadour songs of courtly love and poetry, brought to England from France by Eleanor of Aquitaine— ruler and one of the most powerful women in the Middle Ages.