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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New People's University: Music Appreciation


Ohio County Public Library will offer a fourth installment in its popular series of programs entitled, “The People’s University.” The new installment, "Music Appreciation," will provide an opportunity for adults to learn or refresh their knowledge of music from classical to jazz, blues and all major forms of American popular music. The courses are free of charge and will be taught by Bruce Wheeler, Executive Director of the Wheeling Symphony, Maestro André Raphel, Music Director of the Wheeling Symphony, and Dr. Matt Inkster, conductor of the symphony's youth orchestra.

Series 4 Music Appreciation, Schedule

Classes meet
on Tuesday evenings @ 7:00 PM

Week 1 (Oct. 25)*:
American music since 1940 and the influence of the war with Maestro André Raphel, Wheeling Symphony.

Week 2 (Nov. 1)*: The Evolution of Popular American Music with Bruce Wheeler, Exec. Dir. Wheeling Symphony

Week 3 (Nov. 8)*: Jazz: History, Players, Geography with Bruce Wheeler, Exec. Dir. Wheeling Symphony

Week 4 (Nov. 15):
Classical Music as a Communicative Form and the Composer's Voice with Maestro André Raphel, Wheeling Symphony

Week 5 (Nov. 22): The Importance of a Youth Symphony with Dr. Matt Inskter (Wheeling Youth Symphony Conductor)

Week 6 (Nov. 29): Live Concert! Wheeling Youth Symphony Orchestra concert @ St. Alphonsus Church

Week 7 (Dec. 6): Blues: History, Players, Geography with Bruce Wheeler, Executive Director Wheeling Symphony & Heritage Music Bluesfest Founder

Attendees of the first 3 classes will receive free tickets to the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks II concert on
11.11.11 – An American Salute on Veteran’s Day, that will include: Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Danielpour: Come Up From The Fields Father, World Premiere; & Copland: Symphony No. 3.

To register for the People's University, Music Appreciation series, please call
304-232-0244 or email lunchwithbooks@yahoo.com.

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Program; Presenter; Attendance; Date

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2. A Lucky Child; Auschwitz Survivor Judge Thomas Buergenthal; 198; 03-04-11

3. Fashion Show; Civil War 150; 194; 11-20-11

4. Ruanaidh; Art Rooney, Jr. and Jim O'Brien; 168; 06-15-10

5. Follow the River; James Alexander Thom; 160; 06-05-08

6. Warwood Memories; 157; 12-18-12

7. The Quiet Man Pub Reading; 150; 08-30-12

8. Wheeling Then and Now; Sean Duffy; 146; 09-07-10

9. Bloch Brother Tobacco; Stuart Bloch; 131; 04-27-10

10. Reasons to Believe; Dr. Scott Hahn; 126; 08-21-07

Book Discussion Groups

The Ohio County Public Library facilitates book discussion groups for both young adults and adults. Currently, the OCPL offers two adult groups, which meet on the first Monday and third Thursday of each month.

In addition to its own growing collection, the OCPL has access to the book discussion collection of the West Virginia Library Commission.

To join or form a book discussion group, or for more information, please call 304-232-0244.

Meeting of the Minds Philosophy Group

The Meeting of the Minds Philosophic Inquiry Forum is facilitated by David Weimer. The group meets virtually every Tuesday at 6 PM. Call the library for meeting room locations.

For more information, visit www.firstknowthyself.org/m&mphilosophy.htm or contact group organizer, David Weimer, at 740 526-0985 or by email at dwwweimer@comcast.net..