Education Outreach

Outreach Programs

Rug Concerts

WPS believes that you are neither too young nor too old to listen to and enjoy fine music. During the course of the year, many pre-schoolers are introduced to classical music and music education through Rug Concerts.


Hickory Public Libraries to Host Tesla Quartet Rug Concert

The Ridgeview branch of the Hickory Public Libraries is pleased to host a free rug concert by the renowned Tesla Quartet. Music lovers of all ages, especially the very youngest, are enthusiastically invited to come to the classical music concert on Monday, January 23, at 10:00 am in the morning.

The Tesla Quartet are Ross Snyder, first violin; Michelle Lie, violin; Edwin Kaplan, viola; and Serafim Smigelskiy, cello. With a strong focus on music education, all members of the quartet are enthusiastic about sharing their love of music with young listeners and future musicians. This free rug concert is an opportunity for the very youngest music lovers to hear the quartet in an intimate setting with a chance to meet each member. Children are encouraged to ask questions, move around, listen carefully and participate fully in this musical experience.

This free rug concert at Ridgeview Library is made possible by the Western Piedmont Symphony, conductor John Gordon Ross, and the Beaver Family Foundation.

Ridgeview Library is located at 706 1st Street SW, at the corner of 7th Avenue SW and 1st Street SW. For more information about this program, please call Carole Dennis at the library at (828) 345-6037. This program is free and open to all ages and abilities.


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Silver Serenades

Our seniors are treated to Silver Serenades at local assisted-living, retirement and nursing facilities. Age-specific concerts are performed by our resident quartet.








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