The New Friends of the Oakland Public Library presents a free concert, "The Power of the Classics", on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at the Korean Presbyterian Church in Oakland.
The second of this season's Sunday afternoon concerts features soprano Tara Kavanagh and pianist Harriet Stubbs in an emotionally stirring afternoon of song, arias and piano works by Weill, Verdi, Chopin and Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Tara Kavagh co-founded the Northport Opera Company and performs in benefit concerts to raise money for needy families on Long Island and in Africa and for Breast Cancer Awareness. Her voice is described as "having sumptuous tones, elegant and perfectly pitched".
Harriet Stubbs has studied and presented recitals in England and in Italy. She is now studying for her master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music. In New York, she has recently performed as pianist for the New York premiere of the chamber reduction of Mahler's First Symphony.
Korean Presbyterian Church in Oakland is located at 222 Ramapo Valley Road. The New Friends' Concerts are free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary. Donations to the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library are gratefully accepted. For more information, please call the library at 201-337-3742.
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