Friday, September 28, 2012

Listening Adventures: Famous Melodies


On Monday, October 1, 2012, at 7pm, the Farmington Libraries welcome back David Sims, founder of Listening Adventures, for a musical program on Famous Melodies.

Famous Melodies is an enjoyable exploration of how classical music finds its way into popular culture and how we already know so much classical music, without even knowing that we do. Includes famous symphonies (such as Beethoven’s 5th), use of classical music in commercials (such as Copland’s Rodeo for the American Beef Council), cartoons (use of Wagner and Rossini in Bug’s Bunny), use of classical favorites in the movies (such as Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey), and much much more!

Listening Adventures is a program of enrichment in the area of western classical music, designed primarily for seniors and other adults with an interest in the arts. While there are admirable projects for children, underprivileged youth, and other similar groups, there are fewer resources for adults, especially seniors, who have proven to be remarkably insightful and appreciative of the intellectual challenges and emotional rewards that programs like Listening Adventures provides. It is a non-profit entity, founded by David Sims and driven by his love of music and passion for sharing it. For more information on this initiative, visit the Listening Adventures web site at: http://listeningadventures.net/.

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register through the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org. The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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