Classical music displayed at library

A classical music display can be found at the Cerritos College library. This month is Classical Music Month.

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A classical music display can be found at the Cerritos College library. This month is Classical Music Month.

Bobby Chichester

The Cerritos College library is celebrating the month of September as Classical Music Month, and has a display case with various music related objects inside.

Paula Pereira, library clerk, said, “One of the purposes of the display is to help students feel more comfortable in the library.”

There are various objects inside the display case.

Lisa Nitsch, adjunct librarian, said, “There are various musical figurines and collectibles that I have gather over the years. A small selection of books on music, as well as CDs which emphasize the various aspects of classical music.”

Students can become involved as well.

“The library homepage has a link to a classical music research guide that I created, as well as well as a link to some favorite classical music videos on the Web for all to enjoy,” Nitsch said.

There are other ways students can get involved.

“The library blog, which is also accessible from the library homepage, features additional information about the display. Finally, there is an accompanying survey sheet next to the display which I encourage all to comment and participate,” Nitsch said.

There are several featured musicians.

“Yo Yo Ma, Gustavo Dudamel and the Anonymous 4 are some of the featured musicians in the display,” Nitsch said.

There are several programs of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which demonstrates the vitality of classical music in Los Angeles, she said.

Robert Megill, film and philosphy major, said, “Some of my favorite classical musicians are Beethoveen and Bach.”

Santos Chia, aerospace engineer major, said, “One of my favorite classical musicians is Mozart.”

In 1994, President Bill Clinton declared September “Classical Music Month.”