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Alberto Cardona is a classically trained guitarist from Colombia. He has studied classical guitar for twenty years. He loves playing and listening to a variety of classical guitar music. Alberto also takes ESL classes from Cris at both Biblioteca Latinoamerica and East San Jose Carnegie Branch. One Tuesday in April, Alberto played some beautiful music for his classmates at one of Biblioteca Latinoamericana's ESL classes. Check out this awesome YouTube video where Alberto plays music for his classmates!
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Students are encouraged to bring a pencil and a three-ring binder.
There are several Family Learning Centers throughout San Jose that offer ESL classes. They are located at the following branches:
Vladimir Gorbach, an internationally acclaimed classical guitarist will visit the East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library, and present a pre-concert talk and demo on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM. This is a wonderful opportunity for the audience to interact with Vladimir and ask questions.
Would you like to hear a preview of Vladimir Gorbach's music? On Friday, February 1, at 4:00 pm, Vladimir Gorbach will be a special guest on local radio station KKUP 91.5 FM, with a live on-air interview and performance. You can also listen to a podcast of Scott Wolf interviewing Vladimir Gorbach.
Come to the King Library on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM to hear some great music!
Jonnie Pekelny (voice) and Toku Woo (guitar) are a local duo who play and sing Russian folk songs and Russian pop songs. Jonnie is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, and has been singing Russian songs since her early childhood. In addition to performing at a variety of Bay Area venues, Jonnie has also taught and performed at the annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival.
Everyone is invited to this fun event, which will take place on the 2nd floor of the King Library. Bring your family and friends!
You can hear a sneak preview of Jonnie and Toku's music on YouTube:
"Aliosha" / "Алёша"
"Clean Fields" / "Над полями"
"Фонари-фонарики" / "Streetlights"
"Белым снегом" / "Under White Snow"
"Mother I'm Bored!" / "Mатушка скучно мне!"
Jumping the lines between acoustic soul and folk rock, Bev Barnett and Greg Newlon combine varied musical pasts to create a place where listeners can relax in the comfort of the musical groove. For more information about Bev and Greg and their music, please visit their web site. They also have a YouTube channel.
This delightful musical program is part of the 2012 Summer Reading Celebration, and is possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Edenvale Branch Library.
Hark, what is that beautiful music you're hearing? Well, we're bringing in live music this month at West Valley Branch Library to celebrate the holiday season! If you missed Elizabeth Erickson's lovely harp performance last week, there are still two more great opportunities to join us for some live seasonal music.
Stop by on Saturday, December 10 at 2pm for a performance by the De Anza Circle recorder ensemble. They've prepared some delightful holiday music from around the world. Bring the family! Maybe it will inspire you or your little ones to pick up a recorder of your own to play. We've got books & DVDs to help you learn.
Join us the following week on Saturday, December 17 at 4pm for a Holiday Concert with the South Bay Guitar Society Quartet, made possible by generous support from the Friends of the West Valley Library. These accomplished guitarists will be playing a medley of traditional, classical, and popular holiday selections for all to enjoy. Thinking about adding a guitar now to that holiday wishlist? You can also check out lots of books & DVDs to help you learn how to play your new guitar.
We hope to see you soon at West Valley Branch Library. You're always welcome to stop by if you need a break from the crowded malls, the chores, and that neverending to-do list. Why not kick back and enjoy some amazing music from talented local performers?
You are warmly invited to enjoy a free musical treat. On Tuesday, December 14, at 6:30 PM, Almaden Branch Library will host a performance by the acclaimed South Bay Guitar Society Quartet. Celebrate the holiday season with this enchanting concert of traditional, classical, and popular musical selections from winter, Christmas, and holiday themes. For all ages. Video about the South Bay Guitar Society
Sample from a guitarist who may perform.