Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Get a free copy of a short, uplifting audiobook

I own audio "pep talks," some so old I digitized them from cassettes, that I frequently listen to. Some colleagues consider short works unworthy to narrate and produce, but some are satisfying for the very reason that a short listen can perk you up. I produced this author's book after 40 years as "Harry the Librarian," as a labor of love and dedication. Send an email to me at harry@harrywill.com if you would like a US or UK (you must specify which) ACX code to get your own copy for free. You can learn more about it at

https://www.audible.com/pd/How-Books-Can-Change-Your-Life-Audiobook/B07ZJQXZTL

Sunday, December 1, 2019

There will be "Horror" in 2020!

Coming in 2020! The audiobook of Jon Athan's Cannibal Jungle, my 4th for him. The pages in Amazon's "Look Inside" for the Kindle version left me holding my breath yet eager to find out what happens next. As always, Jon's extreme horror is not for the faint of heart.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Brockton Symphony 2019 Holiday Pops Concert



Here's the text of the promo:
The Brockton Symphony returns to the Oliver Ames High School for Maestro Emilian Badea’s delightful Holiday Pops Concert on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 PM. Celebrate the holidays with your family and friends. Dr. Badea has chosen your seasonal favorites, along with exciting soloists, sing-alongs, and fun surprises. This year features mezzo-soprano Megan Roth; soprano Dana Lynne Varga; violinist Angel Valchinov; a piccolo solo by Jacqueline DeVoe; and Brockton's South Middle School Chorus, directed by Kate M. Higgins. Tickets purchased at the door are Adults $30.00, seniors and students $25.00, 18 and under free. Purchase in advance and save $5.00 at Brockton Symphony.org, or call 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 15th at the Oliver Ames High School in North Easton. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Coming soon! Extreme Horror in Audio

Coming soon! Grandfather's House by Jon Athan in Audio!



This, my second production for Jon, has been described as "SAW meets Flowers in the Attic."
We recently collaborated on Dr. Sadist. Both come with warnings to potential listeners that there is a lot of sex, violence and extreme horror. Both fold in a bit of love, hope and humanity for those who endure.

You can hear a sample of Dr. Sadist on Audible.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Please help me publicize the April 28th and future concerts!

I have just sent this email request to the Brockton Symphony "family" to share my ads via THEIR social media links. You too can help support live classical music, even if you are not located nearby.

The email:

Please help me publicize the April 28th and future concerts!

Since 2005, I have been producing one-minute "commercials" for each of our concerts, We have had arrangements with local radio stations to play them as public service announcements and/or as paid advertisements.

It looks like we may not have such an arrangement for the coming season, and even if we do, the reach (at least potentially) of social media far exceeds that of radio stations.

Here's how you can help our beloved "BrSO" without even joining any committees: Share my ads on YOUR social media outlets - your Facebook, Twitter or any other platform, along with any blog or website you may control.

I always begin by uploading the ad, along with the text of it, to my Soundcloud page, which is easy to share directly to the bigger platforms or to copy and paste a code for the link to any other sites.

It doesn't take long, but it can help fill the seats while sharing the joy of our world class symphony.

Here's the link for next week's concert
Thank you!

Harry Roger Williams III
"Harry the Librarian"
North Oxford, MA
HRogerWill@gmail.com

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Brockton Symphony Orchestra Awakening Spring: The French Connection

Here's my promotional radio commercial for the next performance by the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. I will be there to serve as Master of Ceremonies.



On Sunday, April 28th, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra presents the final orchestral concert of our 71st season, Awakening Spring: The French Connection, featuring intense, breathtaking works by French composers, at 3:00 PM in the East Bridgewater High School.
You’ll be stirred by power of Saint-Saëns’ Marche Héroïque, delighted by the sweep and textures of Debussy’s Ibéria from Images for the Orchestra, and transported by the sumptuous delirium of Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique.
Adult tickets purchased at the door are $25.00, seniors and students $20.00, children 18 and under, free. Save $5.00 and order in advance at Brockton Symphony.org or by calling 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 28th at East Bridgewater High School, 143 Plymouth Street in East Bridgewater.
The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Brockton Symphony's All-Beethoven Program is Coming!

I have the great good fortune to serve as emcee or Master of Ceremonies for the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. My title in the program book is actually "The Voice of the Orchestra," which may be misleading because I don't sing at the concerts. I also produce a radio (and social media) commercial for each concert. Here's one for the upcoming and very exciting all-Beethoven program in March.



Here's the text of the promo: Beethoven - Everyone's heard of him, and almost everyone thinks of those four notes - but there's so much more! On Sunday, March 3rd, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra presents Winter Light: A Beethoven Triple Delight at 3:00 PM in the Christ Congregational Church. Along with the power of the familiar 5th Symphony, thrill to the sensational Aleksandr Poliykov in Piano Concerto No. 4, then the magnificent orchestra in the Leonore Overture No 3. Adult tickets purchased at the door are $25.00, seniors and students $20.00, children 18 and under, free. Save $5.00 and order in advance at Brockton Symphony.org or by calling 508-588-3841. That’s 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 3rd at the Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant Street in Brockton. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra – A Greater Brockton Treasure! Sponsored by Harbor One Bank.