On Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. soprano Gabriela Mikova Johnson will present a concert of music from the 1920s and ’30s at the Desmond-Fish Library. Songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and other wonderful songwriters from the era will be included. Mikova Johnson will be accompanied by Martin Smith on the piano.
Libraries and cultural organizations throughout Putnam County are presenting a variety of concerts, discussions, and other events related to the classic book The Great Gatsby. Copies of the book are available at the Desmond-Fish Library.
To pay for expenses, the library is requesting a $10 suggested donation. To reserve a place, go to brownpapertickets.com or to the library’s webpage at Desmondfishlibrary.org, or call the library at 845-424-3020.
Gabriela Mikova Johnson is a graduate of the Janacek Conservatory in Ostrava, Czech Republic, singing her senior concert with the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra. She performed Leonard Bernstein’s Mass with the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Milan Machek; concerts with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Teplice under the direction of both Tomas Kountnik and Charles O.Munroe; and a concert tour through Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and Austria with the Municipal Theatre of Brno. She has also sung at Ostrava’s Festival of Contemporary Music. She was a soloist at the Jiri Myron Theatre in Ostrava; the Moravian Theatre of Olomouc; and the Municipal Theatre of Brno; and for six years was engaged as soloist with the J.K. Tyl Theatre in Plzen.