Performance: “The Musical Life of the Livingstons at Montgomery Place” Saxophone and Harp Saturday, May 11, 3 pm
Cora Livingston and her husband, Thomas, captured the Romantic sensibilities of the 1860s; music filled the house. This event will be a unique opportunity to hear these forgotten gems and experience music at Montgomery Place as Cora and Thomas did more than 150 years ago. Admission: $25, limited to 40 seats.
Dutchess Community College Associate Professor Christopher Brellochs will discuss the importance of music during the Gilded Age and present contemporary recordings of period compositions in this authentic historical setting. Admission: $25, limited to 40 seats.
Outdoor Performance: “The Gardener of Montgomery Place and the Composer of Newburgh” Saxophone Quartet Sunday, May 26, 4 pm
In the early 19th century, the gardener at Montgomery Place was Alexander Gilson, an African American slave who, after being freed, stayed on as head gardener; he eventually opened up his own gardening business. The music of Newburgh, New York, composer Ulysses J. Alsdorf, whose grandfather was also a freed slave, was chosen to observe the 1909 Henry Hudson–Robert Fulton Celebration. His work will do the same for our event, 110 years later. Admission: Free; guests must bring their own lawn chairs. (In case of inclement weather, concert will be held in the Montgomery Place Coach House; the first 50 guests will be admitted).
This event is free.
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