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Another chance is coming up to just sit back and listen or, if so moved, to dance and swing at the Fremont Main Library.  Gus Wedermeyer’s 3 O’Clock Jump Big Band performs in the Fukaya Room 2-4 p.m. Saturday, November 10.

Recent musical offerings at Fremont Main featured the local Indian band Jhankar Live on Saturday, October 13.  The Fukaya Room was filled to capacity and still a crowd of people waited outside to be admitted.  Audience members could not resist dancing to the upbeat music of the group.

The following Saturday,  students from Fremont’s Anna Poklewski Academy of Music treated the community to an afternoon of classical music.  Again, every available seat in the room was taken.  Piano and voice talents regaled concert goers with selections including those by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Bussoni and Liszt.  The star of the show was award-winning international concert pianist Howard Na, a student of Anna Poklewski.

More music programs are lined up for the coming months at the Fremont Main Library.  All performances are free.  Stay tuned.

Coming to the Fremont Main Library November 10.

Members of the audience dance to the music of Jhankar Live.

Concert pianist Howard Na performs at the Fremont Main Library.

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Mark your calendar now:  The Fremont Main Library will come alive with free dance and music programs on two Saturday afternoons this month.

Jhankar Live performs Oct. 13

On October 13, local Indian music group Jhankar Live performs Bollywood music, both fast-paced and melodious, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.at the Library’s Fukaya Room.  The Jhankaris, a group of passionate music enthusiasts, have performed for charitable causes and supported education and artistic development for poor children since 2006.

A classical music concert comes the next Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m. also at the Fukaya Room.  Guest artist and award-winning

Guest artist Howard Na headlines Oct. 20 classical music concert.

pianist Howard Na will headline a concert showcasing keyboard, string and vocal talents from Fremont’s Anna Poklewski Academy of Music  and featuring compositions by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Bussoni, Liszt.  A former child prodigy, Mr. Na at age 7 received a full music scholarship from Taiwan’s Department of Education to the Yong-Fu Music Academy.  At age 13, he was the youngest student to finish the certified programs at the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Mr. Na has won top honors in competitions, including the 2012 Eastman Concerto Competition in Rochester, New York, where he performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (with his own cadenza – an homage to Godowsky) with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra.

Free tickets will be available at the Information Desk a half hour before each performance.

The Fremont Main Library at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard, Fremont, is wheelchair accessible.  The Library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days notice.  Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660.   For your cultural enjoyment and entertainment, come to the Fremont Main Library!

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