ST. PETERSBURG, FL (Jan. 3, 2014) – The St. Petersburg Main Library, located at 3745 Ninth Ave. N., will host a bi-weekly concert series featuring contemporary and traditional chamber music performed by the New Music Conflagration. The concerts, which are free to the public, will be held on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. on January 5, January 19, February 9, March 9 and March 23. In addition to the library’s grand piano, the series will feature a variety of instruments from brass to percussion.
The New Music Conflagration, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation founded in the State of Florida to educate the public about new music in performance, to advance new music education, and to promote cultural awareness as well as community advancement. Each year The New Music Conflagration, Inc. hosts an open call to composers across the globe. From a pool of over 300 composers and compositions, 20-30 works are selected to supplement Modern Masterworks by composers including: Belá Bartók, Benjamin Britten, John Cage, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, John Adams, and Samuel Adler.
For more information about the composers and concert programs, visit the website at http://thenewmusicconflagration.org. For more information about library programs, call 727-893-7928 or visit www.splibraries.org.
About the St. Petersburg Public Library System: St. Petersburg’s Public Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community. It operates six public libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park.