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Concert—Music from the Life and Tour of Lafayette

June 11, 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

During the marquis de Lafayette’s 1824-1825 farewell tour, he was celebrated in each city and town with processions, banquets, receptions, worship services and visits to important sites—many of which included music written for the occasion. To commemorate the bicentennial of Lafayette’s return to the United States, this special concert features David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute performing and discussing various musical pieces created during Lafayette’s life and especially his farewell tour of America—including some that are part of our collections.

This program accompanies our current exhibition, Fete Lafayette: A French Hero’s Tour of the American Republic, on view through December 31, 2024.

Registration is requested. No virtual options are available for this program. To attend the concert in-person at Anderson House, please use the link below.


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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 in 2017 by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Ginger teaches privately at Key School and Severn School. She also tours with Ensemble Galilei and Trio Galilei.


June 11, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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