Take a break and enjoy live music at the Royal Oak Public Library! Join us for these free performances. This series is sponsored by Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.
Members of the Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra will launch the 2014-2015 ROPL Live Music Series with an hour of chamber music. The program entitled All My Children will feature a woodwind quintet and string quartet. Pieces will include an excerpt from the Surprise Symphony by Franz Joseph Haydn, “Father of the Symphony.”
We jazz up the Library with The RJ Spangler Trio, featuring Detroit jazz sax great, Larry Smith. RJ will speak about the history of Detroit’s jazz and blues roots, and perform musical examples with his all-star band. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America.
The Vintage Strings is an eclectic group of eleven southeast Michigan musicians bound together mainly by their passion for playing music together and their desire to share their musical joy with others. They play old-time, Celtic (Irish, Scottish), and other types of tunes with an interesting blend of hammered dulcimers, fiddles, vocals, reed pump organ, guitars, banjo, penny whistle, harmonicas, and bass.
Welcome back the Silver Strings Dulcimer Society as they begin their 31st year of playing “Old Time Music,” featuring the hammered dulcimer in addition to the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, penny whistle, autoharp, harmonica, and bass fiddle. Enjoy listening to a variety of traditional
music, including Celtic music, waltzes, polkas, and holiday standards to celebrate the season.
Piper Kim Johnson shares her love for her heritage and hobby, as she demonstrates and entertains with a variety of bagpipes and a sampling of pipe tunes. She’ll discuss the history of bagpipes and other Scottish history and folklore. All ages are welcome to join in a simple Highland
dance – audience participation is encouraged!
Join pianist Martin Mandelbaum and Friends for a Valentine's Day concert featuring Broadway Love Songs.
The Woodward Corridor Musicians will be back with chamber music to welcome spring.
Join us as we liven up the library with Rich Eddy’s Rockin’ Oldies Band.
Join pianist Martin Mandelbaum and Friends for a revue of classic Broadway Songs.