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September 20, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Full Auditorium
1 Belden Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Author Speak with Sharon Ruchman

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Gift of Rudy, Sharon Ruchman, an American classical music composer, musician and now author, chronicles the life and tragic death of her great uncle, Rudolph 'Rudy' Fuchs, an up and coming musical prodigy in the early 1930s. She looks back at her authoritarian upbringing plagued by guilt and a lack of self worth all the while discovering how tracing Rudy's past frees her musically, giving her life richness and contentment, It's a compelling story of two musical careers within the same family - Rudy's ending at the age of 25 in a plane accident and Sharon's blossoming in the 21st century after Rudy's sheet music for violin and his prized viola find their way to her. A light lunch will be provided by the Library. Please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey 203-899=2780 x 15133 or email