Music Committee

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.”  

Our video concerts will be accessible through this webpage, on the Weston Media Center’s Videos On Demand service, and on local television channels: Verizon Channel 45 and Comcast Channel 9. After each première, concerts will continue to be available online and on the local cable channels for viewers to enjoy. Audience members on the Committee’s email list (see link below to sign up) will receive links to each performance in advance.

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.

  1. 2022/2023 Season
  2. Join
  3. Concert Archive
  4. MusicFest
  5. Piano Use

Back IN PERSON for 2022-2023! Next concert: March 19, 2023 – Jon Sakata and Jung Mi Lee; piano four-hands

Anran Qian

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 3 p.m. Piano Concert. The Library’s Music Committee welcomes pianist Anran Qian to the Community Room for the third in-person concert of our 2022-23 season. Anran is an adventurous musician who not only loves performing on the stage, but also enjoys connecting with different people, whether it is through playing classical music, improvising, composing, or teaching. She will play works by Beethoven, Glinka/Balakirev, Manuel de Falla, and Chen Yi. Beginning her piano studies in China, Anran received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University. Besides performing, Anran is also passionate about social outreach programs and music technology. She believes that music can promote peace and respect for human rights and cultures.

The concert is free and open to the public, and the Community Room is handicapped accessible. Covid precautions will be observed; masks are encouraged. The concert will also be recorded by the Weston Media Center for future airing on their Video on Demand web platform.

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

April 30, 2023 – Weston Wind Quintet

May 6, 2023 – Weston MusicFest 2023

May 14, 2023 – Roman Rudnytsky, piano