The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 13, 2014

Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg unveils upcoming events


— Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg has a variety of events planned for the spring and summer.

Two of those include:

 

Brown Bag Tuesdays

Broaden your musical horizons at Carnegie Hall this Spring with a special “Brown Bag Tuesdays” presentation featuring Rodger Trent playing the ever quirky hurdy gurdy.

The performance will be held this Tuesday in the Museum Gallery.  

The vielle à roue (or hurdy gurdy) is a wheel-bowed stringed instrument that originated in medieval times. It is still played in some folk traditions. The audience will see the hurdy gurdy up close and hear baroque music, a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. Accompanying Rodger will be Leah Trent on spinet.

Brown Bag Tuesdays is held the third Tuesday of the month and features films, lectures and more. All programs are free and begin at noon.

Carnegie Hall programming is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.



Square Dancing

Looking for some good old-fashion fun? A square dance will be held on the stage at Carnegie Hall April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring the music of the Juanita Fireball & The Continental Divide with caller Lou Mauri. Admission is only $5 at the door. Beginners are welcome.

 Carnegie square dances are held in September, November, February, April and June of each year, featuring musicians and callers from around the region. Proud to be a part of the Mountain Music Trail, a collaborative project between five counties, which promotes traditional music, dance and folkways of the Allegheny Mountain region, square dances are a part of Carnegie’s efforts to preserve the musical heritage of the Appalachian Mountains.

 The Mountain Music Trail is dedicated to providing opportunities for sharing cultural experiences that bring together visitors and residents alike. To learn more about similar events in your region, visit www.mountainmusictrail.com.

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This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

For more information on this and other upcoming events at Carnegie Hall, visit www.carnegiehallwv.org or call 304-645-7917.