The Return of the Basset Horn
Louisville Orchestra clarinetist Ernest Gross leads a program of music for the rare and elusive basset horn -- a predecessor of the clarinet, pitched a fourth lower, with an angled body and an upturned bell. The basset horn was a favorite of Mozart, who enthusiastically wrote for it. Alas, the basset horn is now almost extinct. No animals will be harmed in the production of this concert!
Locust Grove’s Emilie Strong Smith Chamber Music Series offers concertgoers a unique opportunity. Patrons delight in music that the Clarks and Croghans would have heard in the room where they most likely would have enjoyed it — the second-floor Great Parlor of the historic house.
Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.; concert in Locust Grove’s Great Parlor begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual concerts are $20 each. Pre-paid reservations are required--please call (502) 897-9845. Season subscriptions may be purchased by calling Locust Grove at (502) 897-9845. Categories are Patron, $200; Supporter, $100; and Subscriber, $70.
In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, and right in time for Halloween, join Kentucky Shakespeare in the great parlor inside Locust Grove's historic home as they bring this classic story to life in a reading performance by R.N. Sandberg. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote and published Frankenstein during the Croghan's occupancy of Locust Grove, making this a perfect melding of worlds to mark the season. Light refreshments provided. Tickets $20 per person or $15 for Locust Grove members; prepaid reservations required. Call (502) 897-9845 to reserve. Doors open at 6:00 pm; performance begins at 7:00 pm.
Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join Locust Grove and the Illinois Regiment of Virginia as we bring the spirit of the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did, see the pony cart, sheep, and horses, and meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own company, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, as well as British Dragoons and Marines. Admission $8 adults, $4 children.
Reenactor Registration may be found here.
To expedite the registration process, once you have registered, please complete the following forms and email them to Brian Cushing at firstname.lastname@example.org Forms may also be presented or completed upon arrival to the site for the event.
2018 Participant Waiver
2018 Temporary Volunteer Form
Firearms Guidelines for Market Fair
Market Fair Artillerys Rules