The Old South Meeting House and the Boston Literary District invite you to experience the intersection of politics, music, and Thoreau family life in this dynamic performance by the ENDICOTT CHAMBER PLAYERS.
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.
PLUS: This evening of music recreating Henry David Thoreau’s family parlor includes free refreshments!
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
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.