Concerts @the Crane: Winter/Spring Concert Series
Select Sundays in February and March, starting at 3:00 p.m.
This winter we invite you to come to the library for a rich variety of music and dance, representing some of the many compelling and beautiful artistic traditions of our diverse city. All concerts are made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
- February 22 POSTPONED: QSO Ensembles 
- March 1: Tribute to Pete Seeger by Phil Rosenthal 
- March 8: Enchanting Odissi With Mouli Pal 
- March 15: Celtic Songs & Stories with Jeff Snow 
- March 29: Genesis Chamber Singers 
Members of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra  will present two ensembles. A string quartet will perform Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in C Major Op. 76 No. 3 "Kaiser". A woodwind trio will perform selections from Mozart's Five Divertimentos K.Anh. 229 and possibly some Beethoven. Learn more in this interview filmed for QATV:
Enchanting Odissi With Mouli Pal
Re-scheduled due to one of February's storms.
Odissi is a lyrical dance originating in the Temples of Orissa in Eastern India depicting musical moods, nature's beauty and emotions of love, fear and anger through energetic footwork and captivating storytelling. The grace and elegance of this rarely seen dance form creates an illusion of Sculptures coming to life. Presented by Mouli Pal, an accomplished exponent who has been a regular performer, teacher and promoter of the dance form. This site  has more information about Ms. Pal, including links to videos of her performances. Learn more in this interview filmed for QATV:
Tribute to Pete Seeger by Phil Rosenthal
Former Connecticut State Troubadour Phil Rosenthal performs music by Pete Seeger in our 2015 Concerts @the Crane Winter/Spring series.
Pete Seeger (1919-2014), changed the landscape of American music. Singer and songwriter Phil Rosenthal , celebrates this folk icon with renditions of Seeger's best-loved songs. Phil Rosenthal is an internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, having played with Emmylou Harris, Jerry Douglas, Bill Monroe, among others. Many have recorded his compositions, including Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, and Nick Cave. Billboard Magazine has called him, "a roots master musician". The Washington Post described him as "one of the most expressive singers in traditional country music".
Celtic Songs & Stories with Jeff Snow
Join us for a special Celtic-inspired afternoon of music with talented multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Snow. Jeff Snow plays the music and tells the stories behind the songs. He plays six and twelve string guitar, autoharp, Celtic Bouzouki & Bodhran. Jeff also plays the drums and a variety of other percussion instruments. A skilled guitar player, Jeff has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, of which he is also a contributor.
Genesis Chamber Singers
Genesis Chamber Singers is an 8-member professional vocal ensemble located on Boston’s South Shore. Innovating the concept of musical performance by integrating the audience into the experience, Genesis wants to remove the formal barriers people often feel between themselves and classical musicians. Their performances provide opportunities for audience members to discuss the music with the singers. Learn more on the group's website .
Summer Concerts on the Lawn at the Crane
Thursdays in July, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Last summer we had some great performers visit us at the library. Watch this space for announcements for the 2015 season.
- July 10:Asylum Quartet
- July 17: Jumpin' Juba
- July 24: Krisanthi Pappas
- July 31: Acousticana
More Music From Library Performers
Look here for a list of CDs and concert DVDs  of artists who have performed at the Crane. Borrow them from the library and relive a performance you enjoyed or catch one that you missed!
Interviews with Library Performers
Often musicians who play at the library stop by before hand, talk about their music, and even play a little sample.