County: Save Your Seat For Peter Pesic’s Exciting Program Series In Los Alamos

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The staff at Mesa Public Library, in partnership with the Los Alamos Arts Council, is excited to present three programs presented by scientist, author, and musician Peter Pesic on Dec. 8 and 9. 

Please join us at Fuller Lodge for two lunchtime concerts at Fuller Lodge, in which Pesic will perform Gabriel Fauré’s Complete Nocturnes for Piano. Nocturnes 1 – 6 will be performed Thursday, Dec. 8 from noon to 1 p.m., followed by Nocturnes 7-13 on Friday, Dec. 9. Fauré is one of the most beloved of twentieth-century composers, yet many of his compositions are rarely heard. His 13 nocturnes for piano span the whole of his creative life, from early romanticism to a more modern style as he lost his hearing and faced the tragedies of the First World War. Rarely heard in concert, the whole set forms a self-portrait of a great composer. 

Also join us on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. for an author talk by Pesic in which he will discuss his latest book, Sounding Bodies, Music and the Making of Biomedical Science (MIT Press). This work follows Pesic’s Music and the Making of Modern Science and Polyphonic Minds to complete a trilogy of books about the influence of music on the sciences. The talk will be followed by on-site book sales and a signing. Anyone interested in attending may do so either via online livestream or in person at Fuller Lodge. .

Pesic was educated at Harvard and Stanford, where he received a doctorate in physics. He is currently director of the Science Institute at St. John’s College, as well as Musician-in-Residence and Tutor Emeritus. He is also an Associate Professor at Harvard’s Department of Physics. 

For more information about any of these events or to register, please visit the event calendar at or call the library’s main line.

To register, visit the event calendar at or call the library for info. These programs are free to the public and made possible by the generous support of Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries. 

Editor’s note: For more information on Peter Pesic, go to