Friday, June 19, 2009

Win a Pair of Ravinia Lawn Tickets!

To celebrate our new Classical Music Center on the 3rd Floor, we're offering a chance to win one of three pairs of Ravinia lawn tickets for a Brahms/Dvorak concert on Saturday, July 25th at 7:30 pm.

What will you find at our Classical Music Center, which is located behind the 3rd floor elevator?

For starters, you'll find the latest issues of Strings, Gramophone and BBC Music. My favorite of the three magazines is BBC Music, a beautifully produced magazine out of Britain written in an engaging, accessible style. One of my favorite sections is Composer of the Month, which generally includes an essay, composer quotations, a timeline of main events in the composer's life and recommended recordings. Another cool feature is the backpage interview called Music That Changed Me.

The Classical Music Center currently houses all of our Orchestra section CDs, as well as CD lists to get you started on your classical music journey, such as Music of the Baroque and Relax to the Classics. You'll also find a small selection of our classical music DVD collection, like From the Top at Carnegie Hall. Season 2, which features gifted musicians aged 8 to 18. And don't forget to check out our list of best-selling classical CDs, as well as the rest of our classical CD collection on the third floor.

So stop by between now and July 12th to fill out an entry for the Ravinia tickets drawing, but be sure to check out our classical music offerings here at the library as well. My hope is that if you like classical music enough to travel to Ravinia in Highland Park, you'll also take advantage of what we have to offer in the way of classical music right here in Des Plaines--at the library.

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