Memorial Hall Library programs for adults
Acclaimed Pianist and Composer Plays Special Concert
On Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m., pianist and composer, Haskell Small, who is based in Washington, D.C., will give a special concert at Memorial Hall Library. He’ll perform a program featuring his new composition, "A Haunted Child," along with works by Mozart, Chopin and others. Small has been praised for the exquisite blend of sound and silence in his compositions and for his prodigious technique and subtle touch at the keyboard. His discography of over a dozen recordings and his frequent national and international tours have firmly established his artistic reputation around the world. Highlights of his career include engagements at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and Spoleto USA. He was featured on the PBS special “A Celebration of the Piano.” His contemplative nature has drawn him to music that seeks a spiritual quietude that approaches silence. His ongoing series of compositions, performances and recordings, "Journeys in Silence," reflects this interest. He regularly tours the United States, Europe and Japan, programming his own compositions as well as works by other composers that share this aesthetic, performing in monasteries, churches and galleries as well as more conventional concert venues. Small has received commissions from the Washington Ballet, Three Rivers Piano Competition, Georgetown Symphony and Paul Hill Chorale, among others. His discography includes recordings of his own compositions as well as the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach, Musica Callada by Federico Mompou and Gershwin in Black and White (a collection of piano transcriptions) on the MSR, Naxos, Centaur and 4Tay labels. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar.
Other June Events at Memorial Hall Library:
Maker Morning@MHL on Tuesday, June 25 from 10-11 a.m. – Come and learn to use our 3D printer, vinyl cutters, poster printer and more. Meet at the Reference Desk. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.
Visit www.mhl.org, or call 978-623-8430. Unless specified, programs are held at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover, MA. Funding for programs is provided by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Support library programming by joining the Friends at https://mhl.org/friends.