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JCPL and JCSO Present "Symphony in the Stacks"
Johnson City, TN
06/11/2019 01:22 PM

JOHNSON CITY – Johnson City Public Library (JCPL) and Johnson City Symphony Orchestra (JCSO) will present “Symphony in the Stacks” on Wednesday, June 26 at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the library’s Jones Meeting Room. The 2:30 p.m. performance is intended for children and families and the 6 p.m. is meant for an adult audience. The purpose of these concerts is to make live classical music accessible to the wider community, so the events are free and open to the public and attire is casual.

Both concerts will feature five JCSO members: Peter Ryan on piano; Helen Bryenton and Abigail Boone on violins; Cameron Rehberg on viola; and Cherylonda Fitzgerald on cello. For the children’s performance, the musicians will play short selections to demonstrate their instruments and will leave time for questions and for children to touch the instruments. 

JCPL Director Julia Turpin says that this library-symphony partnership has grown out of a desire to make classical music more approachable, comfortable and fun for a more diverse audience. Turpin says, “Like the written word, classical music has the power to evoke deep emotion, but it is often not as accessible. I hope attendees leave feeling inspired, entertained or simply curious and excited to learn more about classical music.” 

For more information about Symphony in the Stacks, contact Julia Turpin at 423-434-4457 or Learn more about Johnson City Public Library by visiting, calling 423-434-4450 or dropping by the library at 100 West Millard Street. Follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram for updates.


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