Catch a concert and a movie. This concert features three world premieres by Norwegian and American composers: Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen and Conrad Kehn, and a solo by Magnar Am. Bjorn Skjelbred will fly in from Oslo to host the concert. Colorado-based composer Conrad Kehn’s newly-created silent film will be shown accompanied by live music. Performers include Michael Gilbert Ronstadt (Cello), Eric Despard (Guitar) and Rocco Anthony Jerry (Accordion). This project was funded by Arts Council Norway, Norwegian Society of Composers, The Composers’ Remuneration Fund, American-Scandinavian Foundation – Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, The Troy Public Library, Music Norway and The Foreign Office. Watch the promotional video on YouTube and follow the event on Facebook.
Join Alan Benoit, local ecologist and owner of Sustainable Design at 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library as he reveals his fascinating discoveries of the insect world. Through close observation, patience, and careful investigation he has uncovered a world filled with villains, allies, armies and heroes and captured them with extraordinary photographs. Alan will take us on a journey through his gardens and introduce us to the multitude of cast members he encountered there. Filled with amusing stories and enlightening slides, the free talk will be an entertaining one for the entire family! Recommended for age ten through adult