Hear unique music from an instrument Benjamin Franklin invented in a program presented by Williamsburg Regional Library is support of the exhibit, “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World.”
The exhibit opening reception will feature a Glass Armonica Concert performed by local musician Dean Shostak. The program will be held at the Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15, with a reception immediately following. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and no tickets are needed.
Franklin invented the Glass Armonica in 1761 and it became one of the most celebrated instruments of the 18th century, attracting music composed by Mozart and Donizetti. Williamsburg’s Dean Shostak is the recognized master of the instrument and has been featured on a wide range of broadcasts including "All Thing's Considered," "The Early Show," "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood," CNN, HGTV and many other programs.
For more information on Franklin programs call (757) 259-4070 or visit www.wrl.org/programs/franklin.html. The program is free thanks to a grant from the Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library.
This program is presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit, "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," on display at the James City County Library from May 6 through June 19. Organized by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, Philadelphia, in cooperation with the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World" was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.