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Beyond the Page is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in Dane County libraries – forever.

Celebrate the Humanities with Dane County Libraries in 2017. 

Choose from a variety of humanities topics!

  • African American Writers in Wisconsin: Voices Past and Present

  • Bard on Broadway

  • Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

  • From Page to Stage with Forward Theater Company

  • Get to Know Our Neighbors: Wisconsin Tribal Nations and Communities

  • The Horse-Human Connection

  • Punishing the Poor: Criminalizing Poverty

  • Reel Reflecting: International Cinema & Conversation

  • Stories in Motion

  • The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof

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Jazz Piano from the 1960s to Today- with The Johannes Wallmann Quartet

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Waunakee Public Library

A jazz performance interspersed with notes on the history of jazz piano. Dr. Wallmann will discuss how many of modern jazz's piano techniques were were developed in the 1960s. The move away from tonalities and song forms rooted in European harmonic traditions required pianist to re-imagine the most harmonic of instruments. There will be a lecture along with a performance by Wallmann and his quartet of piano, bass, trumpet, and drums.


Since 1942, Madison Community Foundation encourages, facilitates, and manages philanthropy, with more than 900 individual donor funds, and over $133 million in assets. More than $2 million is designated exclusively for local library endowments. www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the U.S. Government. It is dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities. www.neh.gov