Music in the Library From hip-hop to opera, and from acoustic to hard rock, you'll always find music at OCLS.

Teen Battle of the Bands 2014

Rock out with the 2014 Teen Battle of the Bands at the Orlando Public Library! Check out performances from Scarlett Sun, Joshua Isaiah, Evans Gambit, Carson and Carly, and Birds With Gills in this playlist! (22:00 total)
Vellamo -- Drifting Away

Enjoy Finnish band Vellamo's performance of "Drifting Away" during their recent U.S. tour stop at the Orlando Public Library! (3:12)
"Katie Raise Your Sails" -- Friction Farm

Friction Farm performs "Katie Raise Your Sails," off their new album, "I Read Your Book," at the Orlando Public Library on January 24, 2014. (3:29)
Atrapado -- Henry Cordero y su Combo Show

Henry Cordero y su Combo Show perform their original song, "Atrapado," at the Orlando Public Library in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. (3:26)
Miguel Cardenas & Anna Gilyova: Piano & Guitar

Classical guitarist Miguel Cardenas and pianist Anna Gilyova perform an original piece at the Orlando Public Library in September 2013. (4:03)
Shaun Williams -- "Back to Being Young"

Orlando acoustic guitarist Shaun Williams performs his original song, "Back To Being Young," at the Orlando Public Library. (3:26)
Shaun Williams -- "Silvereyed"

Orlando acoustic guitarist Shaun Williams performs his original song, "Silvereyed," at the Orlando Public Library. (3:57)
The South Creek Music Club

Meet the members of the South Creek Branch Library's Music Club: men and women who come together to sing, play instruments, and share the music they love every week. (7:39)
The Central Florida Accordion Club: "Military Medley"

Gene Gossman, a member of the Central Florida Accordion Club, plays a medley of military songs during a recent concert at the Orlando Public Library. (2:48)
Teen Battle of the Bands 2013

Rock out with the 2013 Teen Battle of the Bands at the Orlando Public Library! Check out performances from Plaid Gig, Eden, Us, and Far From It in this playlist! (16:00 total running time)
Murphy & Spiers: "Stone of Light"

Guitar-and-mandolin duo Murphy & Spiers recently appeared at the Orlando Public Library as part of the "America's Music" series of programs. In this song, "Stone of Light," an American soldier thinks about a long-lost love from across the globe. (5:02)
Jim Seem -- "You've Got The Prettiest Face In The World" / "Lightbulbs Exploding"

North Carolina-based acoustic musician Jim Seem stopped by the Orlando Public Library as part of the America's Music series to play hits from the 40s, 50s and 60s, as well as some of his own compositions. (6:02)
Harpist Christine MacPhail: "Danny Boy"

Harpist Christine MacPhail entertains patrons at the South Trail Branch Library with Irish and Celtic songs in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Here is her rendition of the classic song "Danny Boy." (2:37)
"The Golden Vanity," performed by Adam Miller

Folksinger and autoharpist Adam Miller visited the Orlando Public Library to entertain with songs sung in Florida long ago. This is his performance of "The Golden Vanity," one of the oldest English folksongs to survive the ages. (5:01)
Richard Dowling -- "Concerto No. 2, Op. 21, 2nd movement: Nocturne" by Frederic Chopin

Concert pianist Richard Dowling performs "Concerto No. 2, Op. 21, 2nd movement: Nocturne," composed by Frederic Chopin when he was only 19, at the Orlando Public Library on January 9, 2013. (9:07)
Richard Dowling -- "Kitten on the Keys"

Concert pianist Richard Dowling treated audiences to a ragtime gem, composer Zez Confrey's "Kitten on the Keys," at a concert at the Orlando Public Library on January 9, 2013. (2:53)
Marie Loeffler, handbells

Bellringer Marie Loeffler brings some holiday spirit to the Orlando Public Library, exhibiting a number of bell-ringing techniques during a concert full of popular Christmas music. (7:38)
Teen Battle of the Bands 2012

Teen Battle of the Bands is back at the Orlando Public Library for 2012. Enjoy performances by iStaredMedusaDown, Jetsail Drive, and first-place winners Eden. (10:16)
UCF Opera at the Library

Opera visits the Orlando Public Library as Thomas Potter, UCF Opera Executive Director, and Robin Jensen, UCF Opera Artistic Director and Musical Coach, perform "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (The Toreador Song)" from Georges Bizet's Carmen. (4:05)
Teen Battle of the Bands 2011

Enjoy these highlights from the 2011 Teen Battle of the Bands at the Orlando Public Library! Featuring Death from Above, The Jazz Admirals, The Jama Duo, and Insane Reaction. (16:01)
Teen Battle of the Bands 2010

Teen Battle of the Bands returns to the Orlando Public Library for 2010! Enjoy performances by first-place winner The Comebacks, runner-up Generational Force, and Sound Express. (13:00)
B.B. Morgan: Live at OCLS

B.B. Morgan brings his soulful, Southern-style blues to the Orlando Public Library for a free concert. (5:08)
Drumming with Giving Tree Music

Enjoy a glimpse at a drum circle at the Orlando Public Library, put on by Giving Tree Music. All patrons, young and old, were invited to pick up an instrument and play along! (1:09)
Teen Battle of the Bands 2009

Check out the 2009 edition of Teen Battle of the Bands with performances by The Dream Delirium, She Bites, Before You Exit, and The Comebacks. (13:29)
Bop Gun

Orlando's own Bop Gun bring their unique style of funk and soul to the Orlando Public Library. (6:12)
Orlando Opera Holiday Concert

The Orlando Opera Company presents its Studio Artists Annual Holiday Concert at the Orlando Public Library on December 18, 2008, including such holiday favorites as "Jingle Bells," "The Twelve Days of Christmas," "Deck the Halls," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." (8:13)
Teen Battle of the Bands 2008

Teen Battle of the Bands is back for more in 2008 with performances by Orlantic Vibes, Break the Silent Fall, Silence the Ceremony, and Mechanical Mayhem. (15:27)
The Token Gamblers

The Token Gamblers bring authentic bluegrass music to the Orlando Public Library. (7:31)
Chris Peters

Guitarist Chris Peters brings his unique blend jazz, funk, blues, and rock and roll to the Orlando Public Library. (16:57)
Milk Carton Superstars

The Milk Carton Superstars bring rock and roll to the Orlando Public Library at an exclusive after hours art reception. (7:47)
Audrey Lee Johnson

Singer/songwriter Audrey Lee Johnson sings and plays her warm, engaging songs on guitar. (6:22)
Teen Battle of the Bands 2007

Central Florida high school bands bring their best tunes to the Orlando Public Library for 2007's Teen Battle of the Bands. (22:12)
Barry Brogan

Ragtime folk guitarist Barry Brogan performs live at the Orlando Public Library. (6:43)
Denis Plutalov

World famous Russian-born pianist Denis Plutalov performs at Library Central, courtesy of the Rachmaninov Society. (6:06)
Old Guys on the Porch

Bluegrass quartet Old Guys on the Porch bring their easy-going folk harmonies to the Orlando Public Library. (8:45)
Jazzone

Jazzone brings their smooth blend of jazz, blues, and R&B to the Orlando Public Library. (10:29)
Dave McIntyre

Enjoy the soft rock stylings of Dave McIntyre as the singer/songwriter performs live at the Orlando Public Library in Orlando, Florida. (7:47)
Shirley Wang

Soprano Shirley Wang brings opera to the Orlando Public Library, including a beautiful and romantic song cycle by Robert Schumann. (6:16)
Jackie Kopco

Local acoustic singer/songwriter Jackie Kopco brings her heartfelt original songs to the Orlando Public Library. (12:28)
Teen Battle of the Bands 2006

Watch local high school bands duke it out (musically, of course) in 2006's Battle of the Bands at the Orlando Public Library. (6:55)
Vocal Point, Paul Gerardi, and The UCF Flute Ensemble

Enjoy this compilation of clips from various Music in the Library programs. (3:27)
The Jackson Creek String Band, The UCF Early Music Ensemble, and The Coventry String Quartet

Enjoy this compilation of clips from various Music in the Library programs. (2:03)
The Music Makers, Barry Brogan, Glenn Johnston, Jazzone, and Davis, Strange, & Lauter

Enjoy this compilation of clips from various Music in the Library programs. (3:18)
Dell Hoyt, Charlie DeChant, and The U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers

Enjoy this compilation of clips from various Music in the Library programs. (2:03)
Kenny Watson, Victor Tipton, Barry Brogan, The Escorts, Steve Milo, Nu Sumerians, and Vocal Point

Enjoy this compilation of clips from various Music in the Library programs. (3:27)
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