Extraordinary piano music in the woods: The Olive Free Library’s Piano Plus Series continues to situate an incongruously high level of musical programming at the Little Library that Could in the middle of nowhere. The celebrated pianist Joanne Polk originally made her name interpreting and advocating the work of the wildly underrated 19th/20th-century composer Amy Beach, whose work is commanding increased attention in the 21st century. The second concert of this year’s series will feature Polk playing selections from Cecile Chaminade, Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach and more.
The performance takes place on Saturday, April 7 at 4 p.m. at the Olive Free Library, located at 4033 Route 28A in West Shokan. The suggested donation is $12. For more information, visit www.olivefreelibrary.org.