Enjoy free live music concerts at Central Library. A favorite, the Classical Interludes series features chamber ensembles and soloists performing early music, classical and contemporary repertoire. Don’t miss our Swing Series, which, every spring and summer, turns the library entrance at Grand Army Plaza into an outdoor dance party. 

Upcoming

Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

Wed, Jul 11   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

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The Big Band sound is a uniquely American combination of reeds, brass, and rhythm that defined America's popular music for more than three decades. Swingtime Big Band vividly brings this classic...

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Plaza Swing Series: Swingtime Big Band

Plaza Swing Series: StringsNskins

Wed, Jul 18   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

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The traditional sound of the djembe along with the classical sound of the violin. The rhythms of Haiti combined with the exotic Afro sounds of Colombia with an urban twist from Brooklyn....

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Plaza Swing Series: StringsNskins, BPL Program

Plaza Swing Series: Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King

Wed, Jul 25   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

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A contemporary of Tito Puente, Machito, Tito Rodriguez, and other mambo-era icons, Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King, is the only orchestra leader from New York’s golden era of mambo who still...

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Plaza Swing Series: Orlando Marin: The Last Mambo King, BPL Program

Plaza Swing Series: Matt Munisteri

Wed, Aug 1   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

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Matt Munisteri is a virtuosic and in-demand guitarist with a wide-ranging roster of notable artists across the jazz and American-roots spectrum including Cassandra Wilson, Madeline Peyroux, Loudon...

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Plaza Swing Series: Matt Munisteri, BPL Program

Plaza Swing Series: Nation Beat

Wed, Aug 8   6:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Plaza

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Nation Beat is a NYC-Brazilian collision that parades with an infectious, audacious energy, seamlessly bridging folkloric Brazilian rhythms with classic American roots music in an altogether...

Plaza Swing Series: Nation Beat, BPL Program

Brooklyn Public Library gratefully acknowledges the many donors who have provided generous support for BPL Presents programs, including: Los Blancos, Fund for the Humanities, Cheryl and George Haywood Endowment for Cultural Diversity, The Kahn Endowment for Humanities Programs, Dr. J, The Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin Fund, Mapleton Endowment, New York State Council on the Arts, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, James O’Toole, Mike and Denise Reiss, the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz, Sandra and Peter Schubert Endowment Fund, The Weissman Family Foundation, Inc., Janet Anderson and numerous individuals.

WNYC is a media partner of the 2017–2018 BPL Presents Season.

 

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