Thursday, October 11, 2012

Listening Adventures: American Classical Music

On Monday, October 15, 2012, at 7pm, the Farmington Libraries welcome back David Sims, founder of Listening Adventures, for a musical program on American Classical Music.

Not everyone knows that we Americans have a very long and interesting classical music history, from early works in the 18th century by John Antes and Daniel Read through 19th-century composers like Edward MacDowell and Dudley Buck, early 20th-century composers Charles Ives, George Gershwin, and Aaron Copland and the more recent American musical scene with composers such as Paul Moravec, Philip Glass, and others. Colonial American political songs and Civil War-era tunes spice up the show!

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:

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 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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