MANCHESTER - Community partners, the Mark Skinner Library and the Manchester Music Festival, present a special Music from the Shelves concert at the library on Saturday, April 13, at 4 p.m.

Musicians from the Manchester Music Festival will present "Musical Jokes: Classical Music with a Sense of Humor."

Selections include pieces by Haydn, Bach, Mozart, Verdi and others, as well as original compositions by local students participating in the "Dare to Compose!" project. The audience can meet the musicians at a reception immediately following the concert. Refreshments will be served.Door prizes include a new electric guitar, donated by the Manchester Music Store, and two tickets to a Manchester Music Festival concert, donated by the Manchester Music Festival.

Violinists Joana Genova and Heather Braun, violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Benjamin Capps, joined by former MMF Young Artist, flutist Susanna Loewy will present "Musical Jokes."

Based in Manchester, Genova is an active concert violinist, Education Director of the MMF and Artist Associate at Williams College. Braun, former MMF Young Artist, lives in Boston and is a member of the up and coming Arneis String Quartet. Rudiakov is the Artistic Director of the Manchester Music Festival and conducts the Danbury and RPI Symphony Orchestras, while maintaining his career as a chamber and orchestra musician. Capps is based in New York City and is very busy touring as a solo and chamber musician. Loewy is the Assistant Professor of Flute at Kutztown University, a Teaching Artist for the Philadelphia Orchestra and is the founder/curator of the Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival in Jamaica, Vt. She is also the principal flutist and project manager for Inscape, a chamber music group based in the Washington D.C. area.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the library's website at www.markskinnerlibrary.org or call the library at 362-2607.

The Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road in Manchester.