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Center for the Arts

Friday , February 01 , 2013 , 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

New England Premiere
Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce
"Music is the passion of my soul." --Thomas Jefferson

Curated by violinist Paul Woodiel, the New England premiere of "Music at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello" features what might have been heard after-hours in the Charlottesville, Virginia home of the third U.S. president (the European concert music of Corelli, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart), as well as in the slaves' quarters (African American and European American traditional musics). This concert features performances by singer, guitarist and banjo player Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, Dennis James on glass harmonica, singer Jennifer Hope Wills, violinists Robert Mealy and Mazz Swift, cellist Katie Rietman, Christopher Layer on bagpipes and flutes, and Wesleyan Professor of Music Neely Bruce on harpsichord.

A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. This performance is part of "Music & Public Life", a year-long campus and community-wide exploration, celebrating and studying the sounds, words, and spirit of music at the local, national, and transnational levels through concerts, workshops, gatherings, and courses, all designed to cross disciplines.

There will also be a free lecture/demonstration of the instruments played during the concert, including fiddle, fife, banjo, harpsichord, and glass harmonica, on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11am in Crowell Concert Hall.

    Location: Crowell Concert Hall
    Admission: $24 general public; $19 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty & staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students
    Sponsor: Center for the Arts

    Contact: 860-685-3355 or boxoffice@wesleyan.edu