LECTURE SERIES 2018
January 25, 2018– PROFESSOR ELLIOT ENGEL "THE DICKENS NOBODY KNOWS"
We are proud to welcome back Professor Engel and his long awaited lecture on Charles Dickens. Professor Engel lives in Raleigh, N. Carolina where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, N. Carolina State and Duke. He has written ten books and his mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens which ran on PBS stations around the country. Since 1980, Dr. Engel has been President of the Dickens Fellowship of North Carolina, the largest branch of this worldwide network of clubs. The sales of Dr. Engel’s books, CD’s and DVD’s have raised funds for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital which Dickens helped found in London
February 15, 2018– HARVEY E. OYER III "CHARLIE AND THE TYCOON"
Author and historian Harvey Oyer, whose great-great grandparents were the original pioneer settlers of Hypoluxo Island in 1873, will discuss his latest book, Charlie and the Tycoon. Charlie, of course, is Charlie Pierce, the real life character who grew up on Hypoluxo Island and is the subject of Oyer’s best-selling, award-winning children’s book series, The Adventures of Charlie Pierce. The tycoon is Henry M. Flagler. Oyer will share the story of Flagler’s grand vision for Florida, Flagler’s extraordinary achievements in executing his vision, Oyer’s family’s interactions with Flagler, and the modern-day impacts and challenges for Florida resulting from Flagler’s vision. We encourage you to bring your children or grandchildren to the lecture!
March 8, 2018– YEHUDA HANANI-"THE FAUX AND THE FABULOUS"
How lucky we are that Mr. Hanani’s grandchildren live in Manalapan. We can always expect an evening of music and education. He describes this year’s performance as “perhaps because it is so distant and the style so ingratiating and universally pleasing, the Baroque period inspired many imposters. Leaving the baby on the doorstep of a good family to give him a better chance in life, many composers attributed their works to a more famous composer. Fakes unveiled will include Frecobaldi’s Toccata (by Cassado), Couperin’s Five Concert Pieces (by Bazelere) and C.P.E. Bach’s Andante (by Cassadeseus). In addition to these gems (rhinestones), works by Kreisler and Tchaikovsky. We will also draw analogies between the world of music and art, where the stakes are often higher.
April 19, 2018, DMITRY KOUZOV AND YULIA FEDOSEEVA
We are honored to announce a concert by cellist Dmitry Kouzov accompanied by his wife on piano Yulia Fedoseeva. Mr. Kouzov has performed on five continents with orchestras, in solo and dual recitals and in chamber music performances. His credits include numerous performances at many prominent concert venues throughout his native Russia. Mr. Kouzov has appeared in command performances before Mikhail Gorbachev and Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Yulia Fedoseeva is known for her passionate musical interpretations and impressive technical facility. As a Russian pianist she enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician and a teacher. She has given hundreds of performances throughout Russia, Holland, Portugal, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. We look forward to hearing them perform for Manalapan.
Lectures begin at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments afterwards.
Lectures are free to Library Members.
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