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For a full list of this month's programs please check links below, or grab a copy of our
monthly Newsletter on your next visit to the Library.
Eighteenth-Century Women Painters in The French Royal Academy
Wednesday, December 3, 1:00pm
Art Lecture by Ines Powell
The Academies were the arbiters of style in many European countries. Artists depended on the Academies for their training, but most European Academies were not open to women. In France in the eighteen-century, only four women were admitted to the prestigious Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. Women, even when they were members of the Royal Academy, were barred from attending life-drawing classes, which were a necessary requisite for male artist who desired to become history painters. As a result very few women became history painters, making their names in other genres such as portraiture or scenes from everyday life.
Upcoming Musical Performances:
Leonard Lehrman and Helene Williams
Monday, December 1, 7:00pm
Roslynite composer/conductor/pianist Leonard Lehrman and his wife, soprano Helene Williams return to Bryant Library. Working together since 1987, they were among the very first performers at the Library. This concert is the fourth in their series entitled “Jewish Opera Lives!”. Their program features arias and duets from 19th, 20th, and 21st century operas by Jewish composers on Jewish themes, including works by Halévy, Goldfaden, Blitzstein, Barab, Mandelbaum, Brin and Lehrman.
An Unbroken Circle: Traditional Music in Popular Culture
Sunday, December 7, 2:30pm
Performance by The Homegrown String Band
The Homegrown String Band performs original acoustic arrangements of the traditional music that has become part of the popular roots and folk rock canon. In this program the band will be sharing their original interpretations of some of the traditional and early commercial recordings that have been covered by popular roots rockers from the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan to Nirvana and Beck.
The Smooth Sounds of James Ackies
Sunday, December 14, 2:30pm
James Ackies makes his debut at The Bryant Library, bringing the sounds of Motown mixed with some of the contemporary artists of today. His smooth vocals & melodious tones take you to another place & time. The words of his songs move you in ways you never thought possible. This one man show will feature not only song but dance. You will not want to miss this tribute to the greats of Motown and Rhythm & Blues. Refreshments will be served.