Ukulele Duo Serves Up Choice Tunes Freshly Scrambled-- DON'T MISS THE FUN !!
The duo of Robin Hoffman and Richard Perlmutter, based in Western MA, sing and play ukuleles. Their act, called The Ukulele Scramble is funny, entertaining, and masterful. It also starts with a repertoire that's unusual for ukulele players - classical music.
Robin and Richard love Beethoven, Bach and Brahms, as well as Renaissance music, and art and parlor songs. But as the name of their group implies, they don't exactly play it straight. The music they play is "scrambled." They pluck a piece by Beethoven like it's bluegrass, fingerpick a work by Mendelssohn like a folk song, and play an art song by composer Amy Beach like 50's pop. Many of their songs have new or updated lyrics by Richard, who is a 4x GRAMMY Nominee - earned for his witty lyrics set to classical music in his series of Beethoven's Wig albums. Ukulele Scramble songs are served up in a harmonious, humorous, and happy-go-lucky style that these two veterans bring to the stage.
Both Robin and Richard have had long careers in the performing arts. Individually they have performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Metropolitan Opera, Kennedy Center, Grammy Museum and Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Before her current career as a ukulele player and instructor at Greenfield Community College, Robin was a professional ballet dancer with The Joffrey Ballet, and Metropolitan Opera. Richard has toured throughout North America with Beethoven's Wig, and plays classical piano, guitar, and mandolin. He has also produced music for GRAMMY AWARD winner Nickel Creek, and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Winners Tom Paxton and Ella Jenkins.
3 Week program, meets Wednesdays:
July 10th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm
July 17th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm
July 24th, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm
Teen Advisory Group Summer Service - 3 Week Session
Want to make a difference? Join the library’s Teen Advisory Group to earn volunteer hours and work on fun projects for the library.
And yes, we have snacks at our meetings! Thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing them!
For teens in grades 6-12. Registration Required. We meet in Logan Auditorium
Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.
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Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.
All readers are always welcome!
Like to play Scrabble?
Join us every Thursday night for open Scrabble play. Come alone or bring a friend. All players are welcome!
Play starts promptly at 6:30PM September through mid-June and at 6:00PM during mid-June through August.
Come make a Glowing Constellation Painting! It's one part painting and one part battery lighting. Let PopUp Art instructors Lisa and Janell show you how!
Program for those going into grades 6-12 (ages 11-18).