"Music in the Library" series honors alumnus and CD donor

Eight talented musicians, including five current and former faculty and staff members, perform music from the Renaissance to the present | October 14, 2004

Today, eight talented singers and musicians will perform in the “Music in the Library” series in honor of Robert Seifert, who graduated in 1951. Seifert donated several hundred CDs to the library over the past year, nearly doubling its collection. The program, titled “Something Old, Something New,” features music from the Renaissance to the present.

The series was created last spring when the library acquired a harpsichord. Betty Porter, assistant director for education services and a flutist in the octet, says the purpose of the series is to “celebrate that the library is a source of information for many diverse disciplines, including the arts.”

Other performers include faculty members Tom Sherwood singing bass, Tod Leavitt on string bass and Chris Wilke on lute. Helmut Roehrig, a retired member of the department of music, will play the harpsichord. Faculty members of the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music round out the group and include Trio Jeng singing soprano, Amy Dennison playing oboe and Margaret Cheatham on clarinet.

The recital begins at 1:30 p.m. in the first floor garden area of the library. For more information on this event, please contact Betty Porter at 4830.