From Our Collection

Season Two:  UNEXPECTED MUSIC IN UNEXPECTED PLACES


ABOUT ‘FROM OUR COLLECTION’: LOOKING INWARD TO SEE THE FUTURE

Our Board of Directors voted to expand our Mission in the fall of 2018—in an effort to remain as relevant and compelling as possible and in order to take advantage of many opportunities beyond the collection and loan of sheet music.  Our relatively new and expanded Campus supports our expanded Mission by making use of our very own Performance Hall.

We introduced our signature ‘From Our Collection’ performance series in 2019 and included concerts and programs as diverse as Worksongs Week featuring the many worksongs of days gone by that the fishermen, loggers, and farmers would sing while working, the Lavender Blues program featuring queer music composed prior to World War 2 and the Russian Orthodox music of Maia Aprahamian.  Our inaugural series was a hit and we determined we would build upon this initial success in future years.

Why is ‘From Our Collection’ important?

Our vast and diverse collection is the cornerstone of everything we do including our increased emphasis on Music Performance and Music Education. Borrowers of music are certainly now influenced more by technology than when the Bagaduce Music Lending Library began in 1983.  How do we remain relevant and take advantage of new opportunities given the changes in the marketplace?

We have consulted a number of friends, colleagues and experts in the field and have been consistently advised to bring our collection of music out into the world in performance settings rather than being a more passive repository of this wonderful music we have.

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