Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
The Bedford Free Public Library’s meeting room will come alive with music in free public programs at 2 pm on January 29 and February 12 when former BSO bass player Justin Locke and performer David Polansky share their talents in a pair of programs sponsored by the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library. Both are free and open to the public.
Real Men Don’t Rehearse with Justin Locke
January 29, from 2 to 4 pm
Justin Locke spent 18 seasons playing bass in the Boston Pops. In 2005 he published “Real Men Don’t Rehearse,” a collection of his favorite “gig disaster stories.” Justin will share the inside scoop, along with many laugh-out-loud tales of the world of playing in a professional orchestra, and answer questions such as “what the heck does the conductor actually do?”
Along with his past work as a bass player, Justin is also a “score reader” for TV broadcasts of the pops, and his musical comedies for children are performed all over the world. He has appeared on Chronicle HD and the Jordan Rich show.
Even if you have no interest in classical music, you will find these heroic tales of musicians at work, just trying to get the notes played under trying circumstances, to be fabulous fun.
Music through the Decades with David Polansky
February 12, from 2 to 4 pm
With trumpet and keyboard, David sings and plays his way through the decades showcasing the popular music that reflected the events in America from 1895 through 1960.
From the Gay 90s, through the invention of the automobile, World War I, Dixieland, The Great Depression, World War II, and more!
SAVE THE DATES
The Library’s Winter Lecture Series, Little-Known Presidential Elections, with Professor Daniel Breen will begin on Sunday, February 26 and end on Sunday, March 26. Click this link to add the series to your Google Calendar.