MONTGOMERY PLACE 2019 SALON SERIES: MUSIC OF THE GILDED AGE

Saturday, May 11, 3pm

Performance: “The Musical Life of Cora and Thomas at Montgomery Place”

Saxophone and Harp

Cora Livingston and her husband, Thomas, captured the Romantic sensibilities of the 1860s and 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. Tickets available at www.hudsonriverheritage.org

MONTGOMERY PLACE 2019 SALON SERIES: MUSIC OF THE GILDED AGE

Saturday, May 18, 3pm

Lecture: “Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley”

Dutchess Community College Associate Professor Dr. 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. Tickets available at www.hudsonriverheritage.org

MONTGOMERY PLACE 2019 SALON SERIES: MUSIC OF THE GILDED AGE

Sunday, May 26, 4pm

Outdoor Performance: “The Gardener of Montgomery Place & The Composer of Newburgh, New York”

Saxophone Quartet

During 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).

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