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Concert – A Second of July Celebration of the American-French Alliance
July 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Celebrate the Second of July, the day the Continental Congress voted for American independence, with music of the founding era. David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute perform eighteenth-century songs—including ballads, marches and French-inspired songs—in costume with period instruments.
The concert will last approximately one hour.
About the Performers
David and Ginger Hildebrand specialize in researching, recording and performing early American music. Since 1980 they have presented concerts and educational programs throughout the country for museums, public schools and universities. In 1999, along with dance historians Kate van Winkle and Robert Keller, they founded the Colonial Music Institute, which conducts and promotes research and educational outreach in the fields of early American music and dance.
Ginger holds an M.M. from the Peabody Conservatory; David’s M.A. is from the George Washington University and his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. David consults and lectures widely, and he teaches American music history at The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. His book Musical Maryland: A History of Song and Performance from the Colonial Period to the Age of Radio was published late in 2017 by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Ginger teaches privately and at Key School and Severn School. She also tours with Ensemble Galilei and Trio Galilei.