Weekly Crestview concerts please patrons, expose up-and-coming musicians

Cellist Montavius Diamond performs his first Music at the Library concert Tuesday evening.

Cellist Montavius Diamond performs his first Music at the Library concert Tuesday evening.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 06:13 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The strains of Frédéric Chopin and Giacomo Puccini mingle with the tomes of William Shakespeare and F. Scott Fitzgerald at the Crestview Public Library many Monday and Tuesday evenings.

The library expands its scope of services with programs such as the Music at the Library concert series, which has grown in attendance.

Tuesday evening, Crestview cellist Montavius Diamond performed a program of classical and American folk music.

Some library patrons pulled up chairs to listen to the concert while others continued to work or read. Many applauded after each number.

The concerts provide patrons a cultural opportunity or just simply pleasant background music while they study, read or do research, library staffers say.

CLASSICAL PREFERED

“They appreciate especially the calmer, classical instrumental type music,” reference librarian Sandra Dreaden said. “Someone stopped at my desk while Montavius was playing and said, ‘This is just marvelous,’ and wanted to know if we have it regularly.”



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