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Director’s College: Dvorak, The Happy Soul

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Antonín Dvorak was the happiest and least neurotic of the Romantics. He was barely literate and hardly a deep thinker (locomotives were his chief passion outside of music). The cheery Czech was greatly influenced by his native folk culture which inspired him to write a plethora of […]

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William Henry Fry’s Santa Claus Symphony

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On Thursday, December 17, the Barney Library in Farmington will host music historian Jeffrey Engel for a discussion of William Henry Fry and his Santa Claus symphony. This program will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Barney Library at 71 Main Street. William Henry Fry was an important figure in American history (or at […]

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