This will be a farewell to the sounds of Locust Grove’s beloved fortepiano. Mezzo-soprano Rebekah Bortz Hardin joins us for a traditional all-Schubert afternoon as we retire our lovely 1806 John Broadwood and Sons fortepiano from regular performance. The concert features sonatas, lieder, and choral reading, and perhaps a parlor game or two.
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 the past year, Locust Grove has seen an exponential rise in interest in expanding its stories to include some from those who were enslaved here. Whether called ‘servants’ or ‘slaves,’ there have been as many as 48 people whose service was not voluntary and who were known as property of some member of this household or its extended family. These can be difficult conversations, but at the same time, they can help enrich our understanding of societies such as these. In this day and age, no one can or should try to imagine the construction, function, maintenance, and growth of these southern properties without the often-silenced voices of those hundreds of thousands of African and African descendant people who worked here. Locust Grove may not have had such a large presence, but the enslaved were invaluable. This talk by Dr. Joy Gleason Carew considers the opportunities and challenges of current projects to develop new characters, plus ways to help the costumed interpreters and docents expand the stories of the enslaved at Locust Grove. Tea will follow. Pre-paid reservations required; call 897-9845. Limit 90. Admission $15; $10 for members.