ELKHART – The Elkhart County Symphony and the Elkhart Public Library have confirmed four performances in their “Songs in the Stacks” concert series at the library’s main branch, 300 S. Second St., Elkhart.
The free mini-concerts are part of a year of festivities celebrating the symphony’s 75th anniversary in Elkhart County, a news release said.
“The stories and the music have universal appeal,” said Trevor Wendzonka, director of marketing for the Elkhart County Public Library. “We hit on the idea of pairing the two together fairly quickly when we started talking about renewing our long partnership with the symphony. The first Songs in the Stacks program will even offer audiences a third element to enjoy – visual art. – in addition to storytelling. . That’s why this event will be great for all ages.”
“Songs in the Stacks” begins Thursday with a performance by the Zephyr Wind Quintet Symphony Ensemble. The 7:00 p.m. concert will include the musicians’ accompaniment to a reading of The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock, featuring the work of Wassily Kandinsky.
“The talented musicians of the Symphony Orchestra deserve to be celebrated every year, as do our community’s longstanding ties to the musical instrument industry,” said Wendzonka. “But this 75th anniversary is special because it gives us all a chance to enjoy the band’s past achievements and bright future.”
The first event in this series has been rescheduled from its original date in September to Thursday. The second, the Brass Quintet, is scheduled for 7 p.m. on December 1, with music for all ages celebrating the holidays.
On February 23, the Symphonic String Quartet will perform music in honor of President’s Day at 7 p.m. At 7 p.m. on April 12, Music for French Horn and Harp with Deb Inglefield and Anna Hagen will conclude the series.
Each “Songs in the Stacks” concert is designed to fit within a one-hour block. This concert and the entire series are free and open to the public.