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Music from the Thoreau Family Library at the Old South Meeting House

November 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us to experience the intersection of politics, music, and Thoreau family life in this dynamic performance by the ENDICOTT CHAMBER PLAYERS, including the abolitionist song, The Captive’s Lament.” Specialists in performing on historical instruments, the Players will perform songs, marches, and dances from a collection of printed music and manuscripts that Henry’s sister Sophia donated to the Concord Public Library, and a volume of flute duets discovered at the Alcott family home, Orchard House.  The program features the abolitionist song “The Captive’s Lament,” printed on a page torn from the Ladies’ Emancipation Gazette.  Historian RICHARD SMITH will provide commentary to complement the performance.  Enjoy light refreshments and an evening of instrumental and vocal music that recreates Henry David Thoreau’s family parlor!


Part of the Series “Boston is Thoreau Country: A Multimedia Series Celebrating Thoreau’s Legacy in the Hub,” Co-Presented by Old South Meeting House, The Thoreau Society, and the Boston Literary District. Co-Sponsored by the Walden Woods Project.


This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at http://osmhnov8-17.bpt.me


November 8, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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617 482-4376

Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.