Martin County Library System Press Releases

May 1, 2012

Dale Rieth to Present Songs from the Great American Songbook May 26–Tickets Available May 22

Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit

DATE: MAY 1, 2012       
CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403      

Pianist and vocalist Dr. Dale Rieth to present
“Songs My Mother Loves” at Cummings Library May 26

Pianist and vocalist Dale Rieth will present a one-hour concert Saturday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Donahue Room of the Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City.  Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Martin County, the program is the last of five concerts in the 2012 Elisabeth Lahti Concert Series.

Free tickets are required and are available at the Cummings Library, for pickup only, beginning May 22.  Reservations cannot be accepted by telephone.

During his program, “Songs My Mother Loves,” Dr. Rieth will perform romantic favorites from the Great American Songbook and the world of classic musical theater.  From the connoisseur to the novice, these selections are sure to delight all.  Songs include “Misty,” “When I Fall in Love,” and “On the Street Where You Live.”

Dale Rieth brings a rich academic and professional background to his performances.  A veteran of classical, popular, and theater music styles, Rieth began his playing career for Six Flags Show Productions and was the Cabaret Musical Director for the Indiana Repertory Theatre.  He holds degrees from Indiana University, Florida State University, and the University of Cincinnati as well as being the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for musical research in Kenya.

Dr. Rieth has lived on the Treasure Coast since 1985 with his family (now three grown children) and is Professor of Music at Indian River State College.  He plans again this summer to travel to the UK and serve as an accompanist at the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.

For more information call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any branch library, or visit the library website at


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