Friedrich Nietzsche once said that “Without music, life would be a mistake.” This December Deschutes Public Library makes no mistakes by putting music center stage. From performances to theory to history, you can catch talented musicians and hear from local experts about the stories behind the music as part of the Know Music series.
All programs are free and open to the public.
Know Music: Performance by Parlour
Guitar, mandolin, fiddle and lovely vocals combine in this folk quartet. Know Music: Learning to Speak Music.
Michael Gesme will discuss the complex and diverse foreign language of music and introduce some basic vocabulary so you can communicate with ease about any genre or style of music. Know Music: From Big Band to the Big Bang - The Roots of Rock’n’Roll
Hear the songs and the stories behind the rise of rock-n- roll with KOPV DJ Mike Fitcher. Know Music: The Art of Songwriting
Historic, cultural and emotional ways that music expresses the human condition. Know Music: Jazz History
Explore styles and significant artists with James Knox as our guide. Know Music: Performance by The Bells of Sunriver
A holiday performance by the always-popular hand bells group. Know Music: Central Oregon Showcase Chorus
Enjoy an hour of holiday music. Know Music: Performance by Silverado
A holiday performance by an all-female barbershop quartet.