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Brand from Home | June 2, 2022

Music Series

The Music Series features virtuosos from Southern California performing repertoire favorites and new music by living composers. The concert will take place in the Brand Library Recital Hall. Admission is free and seating is limited.

Paul Fried with Family and Friends

June 11, 2022 2PM

Flutist Paul Fried has had a storied career performing with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and many others. His son, Alexander Fried, was a violin prodigy and has won many awards. The program will include Schumann, Gabriela Frank, Beethoven, Roussel and Mozart. Sponsored by the Brand Associates.

Music Animated

Music with Sara!

June 25, 2022 10:30AM

Sara Quintanar will be leading a bilingual music jam for the whole family! Learn about music and a little Spanish at the same time. Ages 4+ Sponsored by the Brand Associates. Admission is free.


Brand Summer Music Series

The Brand Summer Series (formerly the Plaza Series) starts on July 8. The schedule is posted on the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission website.

New Music

Check out the new CD titles that have just arrived or are on order in our catalog. New streaming albums this week are available from Freegal, Naxos Music Library, Naxos Jazz and Hoopla.

BET has a list of Rising Black Artists to Watch in 2022 to celebrate Black Music Appreciation Month.


Glendale Libraries need your help! Stop by Library Connections @ Adams Square on Saturday, June 4, 1PM to help Glendale Librarians record Glendale's LGBTQ+ stories. For more information contact the Glendale History Room at 818-548-2037.

The second Queernissage, an open air market by GALAS LGBTQ+ Armenian Society celebrating the work of LGBTQ+ creatives from South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA) is taking place on Saturday, June 4th from 11am - 5pm, at Studio City Pop Up.

Join GlendaleOUT for their first annual Queer Family Picnic Saturday June 4th from 1-5pm. Or come by for some coffee in the morning to connect and caffeinate with your queer community from 10 - 11am at Adams Square Mini Park.

Join them again June 28th from 6pm - 2am for Glendale Pride! with a special perormance by Simply Cebuana.

The original and iconic LA Pride Parade is on, back in Hollywood, where it all began on Sunday, June 12! Come out and cheer for over 130 parade floats, marchers, trucks, exotic cars, twirlers, performers and more, marching in style as only the LGBTQ community of LA and its allies can!

This year’s theme is #LoveYourPride, and you are invited to do it with thousands of your closest friends in a spirit of unity, joy, and fabulousness! After all, that’s what Pride is all about!

Miles of Pride, a vibrant light installation spanning the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place and other city landmarks, including City Hall, Santa Monica Pier, and the Main Street Santa Monica Travel and Tourism visitor’s center will illuminate the sky with a rainbow of colors. On display through June 30, 2022.


Make Art at the Brand

Join us July 13th and 27th for our Make It! Art program at Brand Library. This hands-on crafts program for all ages gives participants a chance to express themselves! Held in the Brand Library Courtyard on Wednesday mornings at 11am, we will be offering two sessions of tie dye creativity focusing on two different techniques.


Explore our collections to learn more! Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Month!


Brand Library Staff Reviews

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR, S.: Hiawatha Overture / Petite Suite / Gipsy Suite / Othello Suite (RTÉ Concert Orchestra, A. Leaper). Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was a British late Romantic composer. Of mixed race, Samuel’s father was a West African physician. He suffered discrimination but also enjoyed much success during his short life. His music is very melodic and he sought to integrate elements of traditional African music into the classical tradition. I can’t hear the African influences in this music but rather the influence of Dvorak, Brahms and Elgar. Two of his most popular works start the album – The Song of Hiawatha, Op.30–Overture and The Petite Suite de Concert, Op. 77. Both pieces have lots of great tunes, are easy to remember and also have the excitement of Romantic music. This album is part of the British Light Music series re-released and Brand Library has the CD on Marco Polo and the streaming re-release on Naxos Music Library. Light Music was primarily orchestral music that was most popular in the 20s and 30s. Many of the pieces were 3-4 minutes long so they could fit on a 78 rpm record. Coleridge-Taylor exhibited a lot of the traits of light music composers, such as simpler forms, shorter lengths and an emphasis on melody. However, he died before the 78s became ubiquitous and light music became popular for radio, film and television. The 4 Characteristic Waltzes, the Gipsy Suite and the Othello Suite definitely have the characteristics of light music and are very enjoyable, well written and don’t seem dated. Here is a composer who deserves to be heard and these are wonderful performances of his work.-BW


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