Live at the Library: Rhythm is Life Steel Band
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Live at the Library: Rhythm is Life Steel Band

The Rhythm Is Life Steel Band formed in 2005 to provide a learning lab for band directors who were teaching steel pan groups in their schools. The sound mixes Caribbean island music (calypso, soca, and reggae) with rock, pop, and other musics from around the world. Thanks to the City of Glendale Performing Arts Partnership Grant, this concert is free and open to the public.

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In the Stacks: Love and Lust
Oct
2
9:30 AM09:30

In the Stacks: Love and Lust

Colorful, frenzied and irrational. From depictions of a bacchanal from Saint Saens’s opera Samson et Delilah to the frenetic ending of a burlesque in Nancy Galbraith’s “Aeolian Muses,” our twelfth season starts off as hot as Phoenix’s summer weather.

Donations accepted.

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In the Stacks: Love and Lust
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

In the Stacks: Love and Lust

Colorful, frenzied and irrational. From depictions of a bacchanal from Saint Saens’s opera Samson et Delilah to the frenetic ending of a burlesque in Nancy Galbraith’s “Aeolian Muses,” our twelfth season starts off as hot as Phoenix’s summer weather.

Cinq Danses Profanes et Sacrees” by Henri Tomasi

“Bacchanal” by Mathieu Lussieau

“Aeolian Muses” by Nancy Galbraith

“Bacchanale” from Samson et Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens

Tickets available through our website ($15 adults, $10 student/senior) and at the door ($20 adult, $15 student/senior).

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Live at the Library: Mill Ave Chamber Players
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Live at the Library: Mill Ave Chamber Players

Mill Ave Chamber Players is delighted to return to the Glendale Public Library for a concert that will take us through time and history. Join us for music inspired by the first king of Provence, French folk sounds, and an aural depiction of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden.

This concert is free and open to the public thanks to the City of Glendale Performing Arts Partnership Grant.

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In the Stacks: Drunk History
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

In the Stacks: Drunk History

Wander, or stumble, through history with us. As we travel from a depiction of the Court of Rene, the First King of Provence, to an aural depiction of Thoreau’s Walden, we’ll stop at other points in history along the way. The First Draft Book Bar will have beer and wine pairings fitting for our adventures.

Le Cheminee du Roi Rêne by Darius Milhaud

Wind Quintet No. 2 “Walden” by Hans Abrahamsen

“Rustiques” by Joseph Canteloube

“Five Poems” by Karel Husa

Tickets available through our website ($15 adults, $10 student/senior) and at the door ($20 adult, $15 student/senior).

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In the Stacks: Drunk History
Nov
6
9:30 AM09:30

In the Stacks: Drunk History

Wander, or stumble, through history with us. As we travel from a depiction of the Court of Rene, the First King of Provence, to an aural depiction of Thoreau’s Walden, we’ll stop at other points in history along the way. The First Draft Book Bar will have beer and wine pairings fitting for our adventures.

Donations accepted.

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Live at the Library: Jacome Duo
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

Live at the Library: Jacome Duo

Chris and Lena Jacome return to the Glendale Public Library! Internationally acclaimed touring company, Jácome Flamenco was formed in 2003 by Chris B. Jácome, Artistic Director & Composer. The company has held concerts in many sold-out theaters from performing to over 6,000 audience members at the Redlands Bowl in California to presenting at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. International performances include Mexico, Canada, Spain and Indonesia. Jácome Flamenco was an invited guest artist to perform for the Ibero-American Association in Jakarta, Indonesia. The company has provided instruction and performances for numerous schools, colleges and dance/music institutions from the Dance Network of South Dakota Conference to creating an extended long term multi-residency dance curriculum for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana dance community.

The company returns frequently to Spain to teach, study and provide immersion programs for dancers & musicians. Jácome Flamenco embodies the true essence of what flamenco is and continues to captivate audiences world-wide.


This concert is free and open to the public thanks to the City of Glendale Performing Arts Partnership Grant.

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In the Stacks: From the Heart
Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

In the Stacks: From the Heart

From the Heart: “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Did you know that Cupid carries two types of arrows? Leave your arrows at home and join us for Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night Dream, music created to accompany Williams Shakespeare’s play.

Tickets available through our website ($15 adults, $10 student/senior) and at the door ($20 adult, $15 student/senior).

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In the Stacks: From the Heart
Feb
5
9:30 AM09:30

In the Stacks: From the Heart

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Did you know that Cupid carries two types of arrows? One promotes lust, while the other encourages people to flee. Leave your arrows at home and join us for Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream ― music created to accompany Williams Shakespeare’s play.

Donations accepted.

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In the Stacks: How Stories Are Made
Mar
1
3:00 PM15:00

In the Stacks: How Stories Are Made

How Stories are Made: We welcome families and children of all ages to join us on our first concert created just for you! “How Stories are Made” is part of our newest collection of tales composed by our bassoonist Thomas Breadon.  Paired with other famous children’s tales, we look forward to sharing with your family our love of music, our instruments, and a peek into how Tom finds his inspiration for composing for us!

Tickets available through our website ($15 adults, $10 student/senior) and at the door ($20 adult, $15 student/senior).

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In the Stacks: How Stories Are Made
Mar
4
9:30 AM09:30

In the Stacks: How Stories Are Made

We welcome families and children of all ages to join us on our first family and children’s concert! “How Stories are Made” is part of our newest collection of tales composed by our bassoonist Thomas Breadon. Paired with other famous children’s tales, we look forward to sharing our love of music, instruments, and a peek into how Tom finds his inspiration for composing for us!

Donations accepted.

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Live at the Library: How Stories Are Made
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Live at the Library: How Stories Are Made

We welcome families and children of all ages to join us for a concert created just for you! “How Stories are Made” is part of our newest collection of tales composed by our bassoonist Thomas Breadon.  Paired with other famous children’s tales, we look forward to sharing our love of music, instruments, and a peek into how Tom finds his inspiration for composing for us!


This concert is free and open to the public thanks to the City of Glendale Performing Arts Partnership Grant.

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In the Stacks: Everyone's A Comedian
Apr
5
3:00 PM15:00

In the Stacks: Everyone's A Comedian

Everyone’s a Comedian: Did you know that Ben Franklin was a prankster. (Here’s a list of others that might surprise you!) We close our twelfth season with Til Eulenspiegel, a tone poem by Richard Strauss about the Medieval trickster, paired with Comedy for Winds by Paul Patterson and South Chorus by Kenji Bunch.

Tickets available through our website ($15 adults, $10 student/senior) and at the door ($20 adult, $15 student/senior).

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