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First Friday Concert Series

PianoFree lunchtime concert series at NA-FC Public Library
The first Friday of each month at Noon
Strassweg Auditorium

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is excited to offer a free lunchtime concert series on the first Friday of each month. The First Friday Concerts will take place at noon on the first Friday of the month March through August 2017 in Strassweg Auditorium, located in the lower level of the Library. Concert-goers are welcome to bring a lunch, and with each concert only lasting 30 minutes, our hope is that members of our community can enjoy access to a curated series of musical performances – even over a lunch break!

The First Friday Concerts are co-sponsored by the Kentuckiana Association of Musicians and Singers (KAMS), whose mission is to reach out to singers and musicians throughout Kentuckiana, helping everyone that plays or sings to enjoy making music together. KAMS has selected the performers and well-rounded, accessible pieces for each concert. The First Friday Concerts are free and open to the public, no registration required.

First Friday Concert Series Schedule

Friday, March 3, 12 PM: Nada Loufti (Piano)
Program: Two Rhapsodies op. 79 (Brahms); A selection from 16 Waltzes op. 39 (Brahms)

Friday, April 7, 12 PM: Heather Tomko (Soprano), Owen Heritage (Piano)
Program: Ave Maria (Gounod/Bach); Linden Lea (Vaughan Williams); Pietà (Kendzia); If I Told You Now (James Robert Brown); When I am Dead (Heritage); Caro Mio Ben (Giordani)

Friday, May 5, 12 PM: Mircea Ionescu (Violin), Chris Combs (Piano)
Program: Sonata No. 1 in A Major (Handel); Gigue from Partita for Violin in D Minor (Bach); Sonata No. 21 in E Minor (Mozart)

Friday, June 2, 12 PM: New Albany High School Silken Strings Ensemble
Violin: Levacy Quinn, Michael Mifflin, Zecong Liang, Callen Dolcimascolo, Kelly Chin, Allison Sheets, Gavin Corley; Viola: Cassie Horn, Shane Ledbetter; Cello: Alex Thompson, Dylan Kost; Bass: Aaron Thompson

Friday, July 7, 12 PM: Mircea Ionescu (Cello), Daniyela Ionescu (Piano)
Program: Sonata No. 2 in E Minor (Benedetto Marcello); Prelude, Allemande, Courante and Sarabande from Suite in G Major (Bach); Sonata No. 1 in C Major (J.B. Breval); Chanson Triste No. 2, Op. 40 (Tchaikovsky)

Friday, August 4, 12 PM: John Cloud (Piano)
Program: Excursions Op. 20 (Samuel Barber); Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 (Chopin); Etude Op. 25 No. 1 (Chopin)

The mission of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is to support the growth and creativity of an engaged, informed, and connected community. The Library is located at 180 West Spring Street in downtown New Albany, Indiana. The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-8:30 PM; Friday-Saturday from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM; and Sunday 1:00-5:00 PM (Sundays after Labor Day through the last Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend only). Please visit us online at www.nafclibrary.org and www.facebook.com/NAFCPL for more information on Library programs and services.