What is the Music Committee?
The Music Committee of the Friends of the Weston Public Library oversees the presentation of an annual concert series in the Library’s Community Room. The Committee’s mission is “to promote the appreciation and love of music and to expand the cultural opportunities available in Weston by enabling the Library to present a variety of musical programs which are free and open to the public.”
If you are interested in applying to perform during an upcoming season of the WPL Music Committee concert series, please submit some basic information and you will be contacted shortly by a member of the music committee.
Back IN PERSON for 2022-2023! Next concert: May 14, 2023 – Concert Pianist Roman Rudnytsky
Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 3 p.m. Concert Pianist Roman Rudnytsky. Library concert audiences who attended Roman Rudnytsky’s recital in 2019 will remember his accomplished playing and the fascinating commentary that accompanied his pieces. This year, he will play Chopin’s Krakowiak, opus 14; Ravel’s Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite); and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, opus 37. In addition, he will play Hutzul Dance, a piece composed by his father Antin Rudnytsky. It is based on several themes of the Hutzuls, a mountain people living in the Carpathian Mountains in far western Ukraine, known throughout the country for their colorful dances, costumes, and wood-inlay items.
A Professor Emeritus at Youngstown (OH) State University’s Dana School of Music, Roman has played concerts in 100 countries around the world and on many cruise ships. He has been a prizewinner in international and national piano competitions. After his Weston Library recital, he will fly to Hamburg in order to join Cunard's Queen Mary 2 for a westward crossing to New York via Southampton, during which he will play four recitals.
This in-person concert is free and open to the public, and the Community Room is handicapped accessible. Covid precautions will be observed; masks are encouraged.
October 23, 2022 – Express Lane, Barbershop Quartet (watch now!)
Express Lane Bio (PDF)
Express Lane Program (PDF)
November 20, 2022 – An Afternoon of Sextets, violins, violas, cellos
Performer Bio (PDF)
Performer Program (PDF)
December 4, 2022 – Anran Qian, piano (watch now!)
Anran Qian Bio (PDF)
Anran Qian Program (PDF)
March 19, 2023 – Jon Sakata and Jung Mi Lee; piano four-hands
Jon Sakata and Jung Mi Lee Bio (PDF)
Jon Sakata and Jung Mi Lee Program (PDF)
April 30, 2023 – Weston Wind Quintet
Weston Wind Quintet Bio (PDF)
Weston Wind Quintet Program (PDF)
May 14, 2023 – Roman Rudnytsky, piano
Roman Rudnytsky Bio (PDF)
Roman Rudnytsky Program (PDF)
- December 13 - Jon Sakata and Jung Mi Lee, piano four hands (watch now!)
- January 17- May Phang, solo piano (watch now!)
- January 31 – Duo Amie, piano and cello (watch now!)
- February 28– Sayuri Miyamoto and Joel Bard, piano and oboe (watch now!)
- March 21- Shelley Otis, harp with percussion and lecture (watch now!)
- April 11 – Natalie Zhang, solo piano (watch now!)
- May 23- Minkyung Oh, solo piano (click to watch 5/23 at 3 PM)
What is MusicFest?
MusicFest is a daylong celebration of music and Weston musicians sponsored by the Music Committee of the Friends of the Weston Public Library. On Saturday in the spring, the library will host a series of musical programs of approximately 45 minutes in length that present students of any age and instrument who have a Weston connection. The performances, which are open to the public, will be presented informally in the Community Room of the Weston Public Library. Light refreshments in the Art Gallery will follow each concert.
Who can participate?
Young people of all ages who have a connection to Weston are invited to participate. They may be Weston residents, students of Weston teachers, Weston school students, or in groups that have at least one Weston resident member.
MusicFest is open to any form of music, including voice, and any instrument appropriate to be played in a library. Participants may play for a few minutes or advanced groups may plan a program of up to twenty minutes. There is a beautiful Steinway grand piano in the Community Room. There is no rehearsal time available on the piano itself. An accompanist is available upon request. Rehearsal time will be arranged with the Accompanist.
Recital and Piano Use Information
Under certain conditions, the library and Music Committee occasionally permit the use of the Community room and piano for recitals (up to 2 hours in length). In order for a recital application to be considered, the teacher's studio must either be in Weston or the majority of their students must live in Weston. Please contact the library for more information.