Symphony in the Stacks: Classical Music for the Community

Your Library and the Johnson City Symphony Trio are partnering to present Symphony in the Stacks on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Library’s Buffalo Mountain Room. The concert is free, open to the public, and for all ages!

The group features three Johnson City Symphony Orchestra members: first violinist and concertmaster Helen Bryenton, principal second violinist Abigail Boone, and principal cellist Cherylonda Fitzgerald.

The trio will play classical music by 20th century composers from around the world. Because the instrumentation of two violins and a cello is an unusual combination for string ensembles, you’ll get to hear more obscure and original chamber works.

Library Director Julia Turpin says that this Library-musician partnership grew out of a desire to make classical music more approachable, comfortable, and fun for a diverse audience.

Julia says, “Like the written word, classical music has the power to evoke deep emotion, but it is often not as accessible. I hope attendees leave feeling inspired, entertained, or simply curious and excited to learn more about classical music.”

The mission of the Johnson City Symphony Trio is to represent and promote the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra through classical music performances and educational outreach.

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