Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ragtime in the Library

In celebration of Black History Month, Alexandria Music Professor Harry Jacobson performed the music of Scott Joplin to a large and appreciative audience. Things looked a little different in the Library on Tues 23 February -- a piano appeared in the main reading room along with plenty of chairs. The concert was standing room only.

Read more about Scott Joplin with one of these titles:

Dancing to a Black Man's Tune. ML410 J75 C87 1994

Scott Joplin. ML410 J75 H34

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ragtime @ Your Library

The next Music in the Bisdorf event is scheduled for February 23 in the library and will work “in
concert” with the Campus’ African-American History Month celebrations. The featured faculty member will be Professor Harvey Jacobson who will perform selected piano pieces of the “King of Ragtime,” Scott Joplin. An early post-Constructionera African-American musician, Joplin is best known for composing “The Entertainer,” a staple among first-time piano students.