First Friday Concert Series

The First Friday Concert Series runs from October through May on the first Friday of the month (unless noted) at 2:00 pm. All concerts take place in the Shattuck Community Room on the first floor and are free & open to the public. Join us!

Friday, October 4 at 2:00pm
Classical Guitar with Christopher Cramer
Performing music from the Renaissance through the 20th century, including works by the following composers: Fernando Sor, Robert Johnson, John Dowland, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Leo Brouwer and Isaac Albeniz.Dr. Cramer currently serves on the faculty at Beloit College, where he teaches studio guitar lessons and directs the guitar ensemble program. He also teaches guitar related courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Rock County.

Friday, November 1 at 2:00pm
Lawrence Brass
The Lawrence Brass are John Daniel, trumpet; Jeff Stannard, trumpet; James DeCorsey, horn; Nick Keelan, trombone; and Marty Erickson, tuba.

Friday, December 6 at 2:00pm
Fox Valley Symphony Quartet presents "Whose Melody Is It Anyway?"
Yuliya Smead, violin, Janet Bond Sutter, violin, Melissa Gurholt, viola and Miyoko Grine, cello perform the works of Haydn, Mozart, Bach and more.

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00pm
Strange Dreams: Saxophone and Marimba Duo with Joe Conner and Greg Riss
Featuring works by familiar composers Béla Bartók and Claude Debussy as well as more recent compositions by Akira Yuyama, Nathan Daughtrey and others.

Friday, March 7 at 2:00pm
Lawrence Conservatory of Music Vocalists with Steven Paul Spears
An annual performance showcasing the talent of Steven Paul Spears' voice studio. Stunning and magical every year!

Friday, April 4 at 2:00pm
Caitlin Cisler, Soprano
Welcome spring with poems and music that celebrate the magic and mischievousness of nature! Works by Purcell, Wolf, Mozart, Holst, as well as selections from Lori Laitman's "I never saw another butterfly" to be sung with saxophonist Jesse Dochnahl. Nell Buchman, accompanist.

Friday, May 2 at 2:00pm
Bee Alford and Erik Leveille
Featuring Erik Leveille on violin and Bee Alford on vocals, mandolin, banjo. The repertoire will include traditional fiddle tunes such as Kitchen Gal, more contemporary ones such as Ashokan Farewell, original songs by Be Alford and songs by other contemporary artists such as Iris DeMent and Gillian Welch.



This program was made possible by the Friends of the Neenah Public Library and the Neenah Public Library Trust Fund. Donations to the Friends and the Trust Fund are always accepted and appreciated.