Director’s College Event: Franz Schubert’s Last Year

SchubertOn Tuesday, July 28, the Farmington Libraries will host historian Jeffrey Engel for a lecture on the last years and works of composer Franz Schubert. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive.

The last year of Franz Schubert’s life was marked by professional disappointment and very poor health. Despite these handicaps, he wrote music seamlessly and at an incredible clip, producing one masterpiece after another until just weeks before his early death. Jeffrey Engel will relate in detail the tragic life of Schubert and showcase some of the extraordinary music he created in 1828.

Mr. Engel is a music historian who teaches at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. In 2010 he was selected by “Litchfield Magazine” as one of the fifty most influential people in Litchfield county.

The Director’s College is an ongoing series at the Farmington Libraries, the aim of which is to present interesting and intellectual programs for our community. These events strive to cover a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, professorial lectures, performing arts events, travelogues, and topics of local interest.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance for this program by calling the library at 860-673-6791, using the online registration form, or visiting the Information Services Desk.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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