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Holiday Concerts at Stratford Library

Final Program in Celebration of the Library 125th Anniversary Year

Sunday, December 4th at 2 p.m. in the Lovell Room, The World of Harmonica presented by harmonica virtuoso Bob Hennessy is an effort to expand the awareness of the instrument.  Using Story Telling, Historical Facts and playing the instrument in many styles including holiday classics, Hennessy tells the story and plays the music that will open ears and minds to this unique instrument. The program includes a PowerPoint presentation.  It’s small enough to carry around in your pocket, about as inexpensive as a musical instrument gets, and capable of evoking a variety of sounds and moods.  Hennessy will take his listeners through the metamorphosis from the 10 cent harmonica of the mid-1800s to the adaptable midi-harmonicas of today. It’s a great trip filled with toe-tapping rhythms and well-known tunes that punctuated America’s growth from a young country to its most recent past.

Sunday, December 11th at 2 p.m. in the Lovell Room.  The New England Guitar Society, a favorite of Stratford Library audiences, offers the best of classical guitar in a seasonal mood for the December 11th concert.  The New England Guitar Society is one of the committees under the umbrella of the Milford Arts Council.

Sunday, December 18th at 2 p.m. in the Lovell Room.  The Stratford Sister Cities Chorus is Stratford’s own choir which represents the town on an international level.  Their holiday concert on December 18th will conclude the Library’s holiday music series.

The concerts, held in the Library’s Lovell Room at 2 pm each Sunday, are free and open to the public.

It is sponsored this year by the Janice Daponte Memorial Fund.

For further information call the library at: 203-385-4162 or visit its website at: www.stratfordlibrary.org.

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