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Do You Know What Happened 45 Years Ago At Kent State?

Mary Ann Vecchio gestures and screams as she kneels by the body of a student, Jeffrey Miller, lying face down on the campus of Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio on May 4, 1970. © 1970 Valley News-Dispatch via Wikipedia

May 4, 2015  is the 45th anniversary of the Kent State shootings when 28 members of the Ohio National Guard fired on Vietnam War protesters on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio. Eight students were wounded and four were killed during the incident.

Neil Young’s song “Ohio,” record by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, was written, recorded and rushed to radio stations within 2 1/2 weeks of the Kent State shootings.

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming — we’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming — four dead in Ohio

Gotta get down to it. Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her? And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Here’s the week at a glance
at the Nyack Library.


  • FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p
  • Monopoly Monday’s w/Ms. Laurie 5:30p


  • Chair Yoga with Rochelle Spooner, Registration required,  10a
  • Cuentos, Canciones y Artesania, 1p


  • Mother Goose Time, 10:30a
  • Mama Love, Registration required, 5p
  • Fiction Book Discussion Group, 7p


  • Nonfiction Book Club, 2p
  • What Time is it?  It’s Game Time!, 3p


  • Toddler Time, 11a
  • Teen Choice Movie, 3:30p


Carnegie Concert Series:  Furuya Sisters Concert, 7:30p

Although eight National Guardsman were indicted by a greand jury, a US district judge dismissed all charges saying the prosecution’s case was too weak to take to trial. A civil case against the state of Ohio awarded $675,000 to all plaintiffs and a statement by the defendants’ saying they regretted what had happened.

Carnegie Concert Series:  Furuya Sisters Concert, Sat at 7:30p

The acclaimed Furuya Sisters Trio return to the Carnegie Room in a performance of piano trios by Tchaikovsky and Mozart.

Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50
I. Pezzo elegiaco: Moderato assai
II. A. Tema con Variazioni: Tema & Var. I – XI

Piano Trio in E major, K.542
I. Allegro

Violinist Harumi Furuya began violin studies at the age of 2.  Upon graduating from The Juilliard School Pre-College, she received A.B. with highest honors in History from Harvard University, M.Phil in European Studies from University of Cambridge where she was Harvard’s Paul Williams Scholar at John Harvard’s alma mater Emmanuel College, and PhD in Government from Harvard University.  She has made solo, chamber, vocal, and orchestral appearances at Carnegie Hall, Paul Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, Dvorak Hall in Prague, Liszt Academy in Budapest, Royal British Legion in Cambridge, and Westminster Abbey in London.  Her compositions have been performed several times at Paul Hall at Juilliard.

Cellist Mimi Furuya has performed widely and received numerous awards for her playing.  She started cello studies at age 7, and an year later gave a phenomenal debut as soloist with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, receiving outstanding reviews.  She has performed at Chopin’s House (Valldemosa, Spain), The United Nations (NY), Partika Saal (Düsseldorf, Germany), Kilbourn Hall (Rochester, NY), De Lamar Mansion (NY), Lincoln Center’s C. Michael Paul Hall and Alice Tully Hall, among others.  She made concert tours of Western Europe and has been broadcast on Harvard Radio.  Mimi has also appeared as soloist with the Yonkers Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, and the California Youth Symphony with the Elgar Concerto.  The winner of numerous prizes and awards, she has won Second-Prize at The 41st International Sorantin Competition, Third-Prize and Rosemary Scales Memorial Cello Prize for “Outstanding Cello Performance” at the Kingsville International Competition, First-Prize at the NY American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Solo Competition, and First-Prize at the California Youth Symphony Concerto Competition.  A prize-winning composer, Mimi’s orchestral and chamber music works have been performed by the Juilliard Orchestras and the American Brass Quintet at such venues as The Juilliard Theater, C. Michael Paul Hall, and Hellman Hall.

Pianist Sakiko Furuya has delighted audiences with her virtuosity since her recital debut in California at age 8.  She has performed extensively in the US and Europe at such locales as Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, C. Michael Paul Hall and Morse Recital Hall, The United Nations (NY), Merkin Concert Hall (NY), Chopin’s House (Valldemosa, Spain), Wiener Saal and Lehrerhaus (Austria), Chopin Kosciuszko Foundation (NY), Lehman Hall at Harvard University, Kilbourn Hall (Rochester, NY), Stanford University’s Dinkelspiel Auditorium, De Lamar Mansion (NY), and Steinway Hall.  She has won first prizes at many solo and concerto competitions in New York, as well as top prizes awarded by the US National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts and the Gina Bachauer Memorial Scholarship Competition at Juilliard.  Her compositions have been performed several times at Paul Hall at Juilliard.  She has appeared as soloist with the Bloomingdale Chamber Orchestra, the Yonkers Philharmonic, and the Chappaqua Orchestra.

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