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Harrison Library to Host Bianchi Music Programs

HARRISON, N.Y. - A former Harrison mayor and town judge will be making a comeback in the world of public service. But this time, he won't be working out of the local town hall.

Ron Bianchi will be the host of a new weekly music program coming out of the Harrison Public Library starting in April, and it won't have anything to do with government. Bianchi will be heading a weekly presentation and discussion on one of his personal loves, classical music.

Harrison Library Director Galina Chernykh, who said she wanted to attract classical music lovers to the downtown facility, recruited the former mayor.

"The guy is so much in love with classical music," Chernykh said. "You can see that he's absolutely in love when he talks about music."

Bianchi said he studied music when he was a child and that he wanted to share his love for classical music with his neighbors. The weekly Harrison program held each Monday starting in April will include classical music lectures, discussions and presentations. He will also bring in his favorite classical music recordings to engage residents in a conversation.

Chernykh said it was a unique opportunity for Harrison residents to get involved with a former town official in a very different way.

"It's another side of him that's very unknown," Chernykh said. "He's loved classical music all his life and we're happy to help him share that with everyone."

Bianchi served as Harrison's mayor from 1998 to 2002 and also served as town judge, until he was voted out of the position last November.

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