AuthorsLive: Joanne Lipman to Discuss Musical Tough Love, Feb 12

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***This event was cancelled due to weather conditions on February 5 and rescheduled for February 12.  Please note, Melanie Kupchynsky will be unable to attend.

Authors Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky will discuss Strings Attached, a thoughtful exploration of the value of music education and tough love on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m. Kupchynsky, a violinist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will provide musical illustrations during the presentation. This AuthorsLive program is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Greenwich Library Meeting Room. 

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Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations is a book about how a single person-a coach, professor, or family friend-can change your life forever by pushing you to dream bigger and reach higher. For Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky that person was public-school music teacher Jerry Kupchynsky, known as Mr. K, a Ukrainian-born taskmaster who yelled and stomped and screamed, and who drove his students harder than anyone had ever driven them before. Through sheer force of will, he made them better than they had any right to be. 

Joanne Lipman is an adviser to news organizations such as CNN and Yahoo. She was founding Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Portfolio magazine and a Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal. She lives in New York with her husband and two children. 

Melanie Kupchynsky has been a violinist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years, during which time the symphony has won 21 Grammys. She has performed around the globe under the world's greatest conductors and with the world's most prominent soloists, including Yo Yo Ma. 

AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane's Books. This series is open to all at no charge, but seating in the Meeting Room is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Music Librarian David Waring at or (203) 622-7917.

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