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February 2nd, 2011
Library hosts Anthony Lux in free concert

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Musician Anthony Lux will play a free concert at the San Marcos Public Library Wednesday night.

STAFF REPORT

The San Marcos Public Library, 625 East Hopkins Street, will present pianist Anthony Lux in a free concert Wednesday at 7 p.m.  The public is invited to attend.

Lux will perform three new original works in addition to pieces made popular by Barry Manilow, Elton John, Billy Joel, Michael Buble, and Tom Jones.

Some may remember Lux from his performance at last year’s “An Evening with Anthony Crofoot and Friends,” at the SMHS Performing Arts Center.

Musical prodigy Anthony Lux was born in San Antonio and moved to Wisconsin as a child. After returning to Texas, he attended San Marcos High School, where he performed with the varsity choir and the salsa band.

His musical talent was discovered at his grandfather’s home, where, as a child, he heard Beethoven’s Fur Elise and repeated a musical passage on the piano immediately after hearing it. By the time he was 12, he had written a concerto. By 14, he was performing professionally, even though he has had no formal training.

Lux has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. Michael Fitzgerald in his book, The Genesis of Artistic Creativity: Asperger’s Syndrome and the Arts, cites Mozart, Herman Melville, Andy Warhol, Van Gogh, and even the composer that Lux first heard and replicated, Beethoven, as all demonstrating symptoms in the vast spectrum of Asberger’s. One of the finest pianists of the 20th century, Glenn Gould, also had Asperger’s symptoms.

Library concerts are open to the public and are conducted in a smoke-free relaxed environment. Each month, the library features a musical event featuring local songwriters, bands, and performers. Patrons are encouraged to bring their children to experience the many facets of musical talent in San Marcos.

For more information on the event contact the library at (612) 393-8210.

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