This June, your conservatory quality music library's offering a flurry of free events to suit everyone in Philadelphia's vast music community. From the enterprising artist seeking legal advice to the budding and building audiophile, tune into Music this June!
Make Music Philly Day, a citywide musical celebration on the longest day of the year, also falls in June and this time around we're dueting with the Parkway Central Children's Department for a special event. If you're interested in hearing the end result of hours spent studying books and scores at your local library (live concerts), we're hosting performances by musiciains exploring our city's Arabic and African American communities, as well as by musicians who are incarcerated.
Full schedule of Parkway Central Library events:
Arab Classical and Contemporary Music │ Monday, June 5, 7:00 p.m. │ Grand Lobby
This live concert of Arab classical and contemporary music will feature Hafez Kotain and Kinan Abou-afach of the Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble.
“Songs in the Key of Free” Concert Livestream │ Saturday, June 10, 1:30 p.m. │ Music Department
Visitors can view a concert livestreamed from Graterford State Correctional Institute celebrating the musical talent of men incarcerated there.
Heritage, Honor, and Freedom Discovered: An African American Journey of Original Songs and Poems | Monday, June 12, 7:00 p.m. │ Music Department
Join us for a powerful program of original opera, poetry, and flute music focused on black themes, featuring the melodic lyric voices of sopranos Hazelita Fauntroy and Evette Rose, with lyrics and poems by sister songwriting team Hazel Lee and Cynthia Cozette Lee.
DIY Recording Meetup │ Saturday, June 17, 3:00 p.m. │ Music Department
Interested in the ins and outs of do-it-yourself recording? DIY Recording seeks to democratize the recording process by educating, equipping, and empowering the DIY recording community.
Make Music Philly Day Children’s Event | Wednesday, June 21, 3:30 PM | Music Department to Central Children’s Department
The library joins Make Music Day—a live, free, citywide musical celebration on the longest day of the year—with a harmonica lesson and children’s listening session.
Beats, Lyrics, and Licensing: Legal Education for Musicians and Producers | Thursday, June 29, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. │ Room 108
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) will offer free music legal advice.
With the Free Library, your June's musically noteworthy!