Greenwich Library | Music Programs http://www.greenwichlibrary.org http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/images/greenwichtree.jpg Greenwich Library http://www.greenwichlibrary.org Music Programs at Greenwich Library. en-us 60 Peterson Concert: Christine Lavin/Don White <b>When:</b> Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium<br><br>Leave your worries at the doorstep and join Christine Lavin and Don White as they present a night of comedy unlike any other, The Funny Side of the Street: An Afternoon of Brighter Laughter. <br /><br />Since 2008 these two veteran performers have brought their unique brand of clean and hilarious musical comedy to audiences across the US proving night after night that comedy can be smart, friendly, and breathtakingly funny without being vulgar or pejorative. This is a show for anyone who wants to laugh, whether it’s a group of friends or a family gathering, and feel good on their way out of the venue. <br /><br />Since emerging from the NYC singer/songwriter scene in the late 1980s, (along with Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, etc), Lavin quickly established herself as an entertaining tour de force. Quick on her feet, witty, insightful, engaging, she remains one of the most popular and respected performers in the genre.<br /><br />Christine has also been at the forefront of finding and promoting extraordinary new talent. She founded a songwriter's retreat on Martha's Vineyard, the On a Winter's (and Summer's) Night tours), The Four Bitchin' Babes, Laugh tracks among many other projects, in the process releasing more than 10 compilations CDs, as well as more than 20 of her own.<br /><br />Her co-conspirator, Don White, is the latest artist that Christine has championed. “He’s such an original; I call him sometimes a ‘blue collar intellectual,’” Lavin says. “Don has extremely high standards when it comes to what he does onstage. And he hits a grand slam every time. The first time we worked together he opened for me and it’s the only time in my entire career that I opened with a ballad because he was so funny, the audience was so laughed out.”<br /><br />A product of the rich Boston Arts Scene of the 90s Don developed his songwriter/performer chops in the same Club Passim/ Olde Vienna Kaffehaus scene that produced Dar Williams, Martin Sexton, Lori McKenna and Vance Gilbert. He was also a regular comedian at the legendary Catch a Rising Star in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass honing his comedic skills alongside Jimmy Tingle, David Cross, Wendy Leibman and a host of other cutting edge comics of the time. These experiences along with his immersion in the Boston spoken word scene that produced the National Poetry Slam Championship Team in 1992 all combined to make him one of the few performers who brings a comic's wit, and a poet's heart to his songs and stories.<br /><br />“It doesn’t sound like a folk concert, it sounds like a comedy concert,” says White of his laughter-inducing co-bills with Lavin. “We rehearse and we rehearse and then inevitably, she’ll throw something at me that I have no idea about, with a mischievous grin that lets me know she’s been thinking about it all afternoon. Just to see what will happen. And she’s taught me to do the same.”<br /><br />Audiences are looking for something fun, fresh, smart, and intriguing as well as thoughtful: On the Funny Side of the Street does just that.<br />http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26428 Adult Programs http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26428 Sing, Play and Move with Marta <b>When:</b> Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Rear Children's Room<br><br>Children age 2-5 will enjoy singing, music and movement with musical instruments. Each program is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Come early to sign-in at the Children's Desk. For more information, please call the Children's Room 203-622-7940http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26764 Children's Program http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26764 Ashforth & Curiosity Concert <b>When:</b> Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium<br><br>Ashforth Children's Concert Series and Curiosity Concerts present Decoda "101 Ways to Transform a Tune" based on Johannes Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115<br />Free, but reservations are required. See link below.<br />Curiosity Concerts is a series of exceptional concerts designed to inspire parents and children alike. It is a project of the Greenwich Arts Council.http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=23905 Children's Program http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=23905 Sing, Play and Move with Marta <b>When:</b> Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Rear Children's Room<br><br>Children age 2-5 will enjoy singing, music and movement with musical instruments. Each program is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Come early to sign-in at the Children's Desk. For more information, please call the Children's Room 203-622-7940http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26765 Children's Program http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26765 Sing, Play and Move with Marta <b>When:</b> Friday, July 10, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Rear Children's Room<br><br>Children age 2-5 will enjoy singing, music and movement with musical instruments. Each program is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Come early to sign-in at the Children's Desk. For more information, please call the Children's Room 203-622-7940.<br /><br />SUMMERREADINGMAINLIBRARY2015http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=27911 Children's Program http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=27911 Sing, Play and Move with Marta <b>When:</b> Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Rear Children's Room<br><br>Children age 2-5 will enjoy singing, music and movement with musical instruments. Each program is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Come early to sign-in at the Children's Desk. For more information, please call the Children's Room 203-622-7940.<br /><br />SUMMERREADINGMAINLIBRARY2015http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=27912 Children's Program http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=27912 Sing, Play and Move with Marta <b>When:</b> Friday, July 24, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Rear Children's Room<br><br>Children age 2-5 will enjoy singing, music and movement with musical instruments. Each program is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Come early to sign-in at the Children's Desk. For more information, please call the Children's Room 203-622-7940.<br /><br />SUMMERREADINGMAINLIBRARY2015http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=27913 Children's Program http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=27913 Sing, Play and Move with Marta <b>When:</b> Friday, August 07, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Rear Children's Room<br><br>Children age 2-5 will enjoy singing, music and movement with musical instruments. Each program is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. Come early to sign-in at the Children's Desk. For more information, please call the Children's Room 203-622-7940.<br /><br />SUMMERREADINGMAINLIBRARY2015http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=27914 Children's Program http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=27914 Peterson Concert: Julian Lage <b>When:</b> Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium<br><br>The young jazz guitar phenomenon will perform a 90 minute concert in the Cole Auditorium. His esteemed sidemen will be bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen.http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26986 Adult Programs http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=26986 Peterson Concert: Hot Club of Cowtown <b>When:</b> Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Cole Auditorium<br><br>The jazz and western swing outfit plays a concert in the Cole Auditorium.http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=27439 Music http://ct.evanced.info/greenwich/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=27439