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In real estate, they say that location, location, location is all-important. For today’s Art Under the Dome concerts, location played a big role as well. For the first time, we had a concert just outside the dome: a student brass ensemble. It was perfect. Inside, we tested another new location: woodwinds and French horns on the first floor near the Circulation Desk. That worked, too. The views from the 2nd floor balcony were great! But wherever you stood or sat to enjoy the performance, the music was wonderful!

Brass ensemble
Kettle drums
Brass ensemble
Woodwinds and French horns
Woodwinds
Conductor
Woodwinds and French horns

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Have you been wondering what we’ve had planned for the pianos sitting, covered, on the 1st floor of the Dome near the elevator shaft?

If you were in the library around noon today, you found out!

Today’s “Art Under the Dome” featured students from SDSU piano classes. They performed a variety of works, not just the usual (but good!) fare of Mozart and Bach.

I noticed a lot of people put down their books, closed their laptops, and paused in their tracks to listen. How could you not?

The piano keys are black and white
but they sound like a million colors in your mind
― Maria Cristina Mena, The Collected Stories of Maria Cristina Mena

Art Under the Dome piano concert
Art Under the Dome piano concert
Art Under the Dome piano concert
Art Under the Dome piano concert
Art Under the Dome piano concert
Art Under the Dome piano concert
Art Under the Dome piano concert

3rd floor lounge in Love Library
New furniture, fresh paint, more electrical outlets, and other amenities will make studying in the newly renovated 3rd floor study area in Love Library a better experience. The area is still food friendly and includes a couple of vending machines.3rd floor lounge in Love Library

Nice, huh?

What are you waiting for…grab your books and your laptop and pull up a chair!3rd floor lounge in Love Library

I was expecting one chamber music ensemble for today’s Art Under the Dome. Instead, we got…well, maybe the whole department! Reeds, strings, and voices joined in to provide a wonderful variety of music under the dome this afternoon. SDSU’s talented student musicians were at their best!

Chamber music ensemble
Chamber music ensemble
Bass player
Ball player
Chamber music ensemble
Choir members
Choir singer
SDSU student choir

SDSU is fortunate to have the Hausmann Quartet in its artist in residence program, and we at the library are especially lucky because they’re becoming a regular at our Art Under the Dome events. During their performances, they treat us to a wide variety of chamber music, from Haydn to Bach and beyond, which are usually segments of pieces they’re playing in upcoming concerts at Smith Recital Hall. Today’s performance included highlights from their Converge Concert Series.

Hausmann Quartet
Hausmann Quartet
Hausmann Quartet
Hausmann Quartet
Hausmann Quartet