Two flute concerts will take place at the Westfield Memorial Library in mid-May. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street
On Friday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m., a flute and guitar duo will entertain the audience of the library’s TGIF! program. TGIF! is an afternoon program for adults which covers music and movies, and includes light refreshments.
Accomplished flutist Marjorie Koharski and guitarist Keith Calmes will perform familiar classical and popular tunes.
Ms. Koharski is a flutist and piccoloist with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, flutist with the Elysion Winds Quintet, a former faculty member of the Monmouth Conservatory of Music, and a member of the New York Flute Club and the New Jersey Flute Society.
Mr. Calmes earned degrees in Classic Guitar Performance from California State University, Northridge; University of Southern California and the Juilliard School. He debuted at Carnegie Recital Hall as Winner of the Artists International Competition. He teaches at Wall High School.
On Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m., the Silvertones, one of New Jersey’s finest flute ensembles, will play a diverse repertoire of music for flutes of all sizes. They’ll present folk songs, jazz standards and chamber pieces.
Selections include “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and a medley of other recognizable songs such as “Oh, Susanna,” and “Shenandoah.” This group of musicians—doctors, teachers and public servants by day—including Youth Services Librarian Mandy Richards—has performed concerts at libraries, Hadassah fundraisers, churches and community centers. The Silvertones is composed of the piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass.
The TGIF! Flute and Guitar concert is open to all. The Silvertones program is open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 44 libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Visit www.wmlnj.org and click on the “About Us” tab to see if your library participates.) Visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Online Calendar, or call 908.789.4090 option 0.
Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information call 908-789-4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”