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Acclaimed Violinist to Present ‘Musical Medley’ at Brick Library

Dr. David Podles (Courtesy of Ocean County Library)

Dr. David Podles (Courtesy of Ocean County Library)

Acclaimed international violinist Dr. David Podles will return to several Ocean County Library branches in the coming weeks, including Brick, for a series of “Musical Medleys.”

Podles, laureate of three prestigious international competitions, has performed solo and in symphony, chamber, orchestra and ballet ensembles in Russia and the former Soviet republics, as well as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and other New York venues. He will present three shows in Ocean County, with the Brick performance titled, “International Music of the Movies.”

“Reminisce with memorable songs of films from the 1930s to the 1990s, including The Thomas Crown Affair, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Titanic, and many others,” an announcement from the library said.

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The Brick performance will be held Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m., located in the branch at 301 Chambers Bridge Road. The program is free, but registration is required at to attend one of these free programs. For more information, those interested can visit or call any of the participating branches, or call 732-349-6200.

The two other events are as follows:

“Gardens in the Spring” – Stafford Branch – 129 North Main Street, Manahawkin, (609) 597-3381, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2. Feel the liveliness of spring with evocative folk, classical and jazz selections that embody the spirit of the season.

“Musical Journey Around the World” – Plumsted Branch – 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, (609) 758-7888. 12 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Take a refreshing global tour with poignant classical and folk songs of France, Israel, Hungary, Norway, and more.

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