Music Committee

After each première, concerts will continue to be available in our online concert archive and on the local cable channels for viewers to enjoy.

  1. 2021/2022 Season
  2. Concert Archive
  3. MusicFest
  4. Join
  5. Piano Use

Premiering Virtually, Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m. Jon Sakata and Jung Mi Lee, An All-Beethoven Concert

sakataSunday, June 12 at 3 p.m. Virtual Première. The Library’s Music Committee invites you to join us for the final performance of our 2021-22 Virtual Concert Series. Beloved pianists Jon Sakata and Jung Mi Lee will transport us once again to the beautiful Bowld Recital Studio on the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy, where they will perform and all-Beethoven program. Both pianists will join for piano four-hands performances of Beethoven’s Coriolanus Overture (1807) and the third movement (Adagio molto e cantabile) of Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (1822). Jon will also play the Allegro movement from Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata No. 29 in B♭ Major, Op. 106 (1818).

lee Known for their great creativity as concert pianists and transdisciplinary artists, Jung Mi and Jon have performed around the world and have been featured in countries as diverse as Brazil, France, Denmark, and the People’s Republic of China. Since 2009, they have collaborated with architects in Europe and the United States, exploring the interstices between music and architecture. Jung Mi and Jon live in Exeter, New Hampshire and have taught on the Music Faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy since the mid-1990’s.

 The Music Committee’s video concerts are accessible through its webpage (https://www.westonlibrary.org/1526/Music-Committee), through 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.

2021/2022 Season

Get a sneak peek at the IN PERSON 2022-2023 concert schedule

 
The WPL Music Committee will return to hosting  in-person, live concerts in October 2022 (circumstances permitting, of course). Please mark your calendars if you'd like to attend these FREE concert events at the library. Make sure to check the Music Committee webpage often, as more dates may be added or dates may be shuffled. 

October 2, 2022 – Southwick Trio – Sarita Uranovsky, violin; Anna Griffis, viola; Hisako Hiratsuka, piano
November 20, 2022 – Chamber Music Ensemble
December 4, 2022 – Anran Qian, piano
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

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.”  

This Season, due to continuing concerns about COVID-19, the Music Committee will host a Virtual Concert Series of four performances beginning this October and running through January of 2022. In addition, the Committee has planned a spring season of four more concerts, beginning in March of 2022 and running through April. Depending on the status of COVID-19 this spring, it is possible that those concerts, and our annual MusicFest in May, may be held in person.

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.

The Committee is grateful to the fabulous artists who have participated in creating this virtual season and to the Library and the Weston Media Center for the technological wizardry that enables us to share our season with you.

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.