Music in the Library: Scott Gryder with Nick Sula
DATE: Friday, September 7th, 2012
TIME: 12:15 PM
LOCATION: Harold Washington Library - Author’s Room
ABOUT: Originally from the dusty plains of west Texas, Scott Gryder is a professional cabaret entertainer in Chicago. He’s known for singing zany character songs, specialty numbers, and show tunes, but also covers the works of local talents such as Susan Werner and pop stars including Elton John. For more than a year, Scott has delighted audiences at the 3160 Piano & Cabaret (at 3160 N. Clark) with his ongoing show ‘Simply Scotty.’ His accompanist, Nick Sula, born and raised in Chicago, is a pianist, composer, arranger, and an active member of Chicago Cabaret Professionals. Presented in cooperation with the Library’s LGBT Pride Committee.
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Jorge Federico Osorio: 2012 Latino Music Festival Presents a Special Opening Concert
DATE: Sunday, August 26th, 2012
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Harold Washington Library - Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
ABOUT: The 2012 Latino Music Festival presents world-renowned pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, in partnership with Cedille Records and the Chicago Public Library.
Maestro Osorio’s program includes works by Ricardo Castro, Manuel de Falla, Felipe Villanueva and Manuel M. Ponce.
Jorge Federico Osorio has been internationally acclaimed for his superb musicianship, powerful technique, vibrant imagination and deep passion, and has been hailed as one of the most elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet. He has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Moscow State Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Orchestre Nationale de France and the Warsaw Philharmonic, to name but a few.
A recent highlight of Osorio’s long and distinguished career was the back-to-back performances of the five Beethoven Concerti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of James Conlon at the Ravinia Festival. Recipient of several international prizes and awards, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Gina Bachauer Award and the Rhode Island International Master Piano Competition, Osorio is passionately involved in the performance of chamber music.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available first come, first served.
Solo Guitar Music of Spain and South America
Listen to the alluring sound of guitar music from Spain and South America at the Chicago Public Library. The Harold Washington Library Center will be hosting a solo guitar recital conducted by James Frederick Flegel. The classical guitarist will perform selections from Spanish composers such as Barrios, Castellon, Mompou,Tarrega, and Turina.
Check out Solo Guitar Music of Spain and South America on Friday, August 27. The performance begins at 12:15pm in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.
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