Arts & Entertainment

Lincoln Center Local 2017 commences at Westfield Memorial Library

As a partner in the “Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Series,” the Westfield Memorial Library will launch the 2017 series with the New York Philharmonic Opening Night 2015 on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

This is a screening of the New York Philharmonic Opening Night 2015, which was performed at David Geffen Hall on September 24, 2015, with musical director Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic, and piano virtuoso Lang Lang. They opened the classical music season with two beloved works: Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

Library Director Phil Israel said, “We are happy we can continue to bring world-class performances to the Library, as the previous performances have been so well attended. Our goal is to continue to enrich the lives of our patrons with high-quality arts programming in their own backyard.”

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The Free Screening Series is generously funded through support from the Oak Foundation, Altman Foundation and Booth Ferris Foundation.

The screenings are free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to the 43 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.) To register for the program, 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 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The library will be closed Monday, February 20 for President’s Day.

For more information about library programs and services, 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.”

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