Newburgh Historical Society Concert Planned

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pianoforteMusic for Mother’s Day concert featuring nineteenth-century music has been set for Saturday, May 12th at 2 pm, at the 1830 Captain David Crawford House, located on 189 Montgomery Street in Newburgh, NY.

Music will be performed lived by Christopher Brellochs, Cynthia Peterson, and Elizabeth Gerbi. The trio specializes in music of nineteenth century America, developing programs that capture the unique history of each mansion where they perform.

The Crawfords were well known for their evenings of entertainment and David and Fanny designed their home with spaces for visitors to gather. Surviving letters between the Crawford daughters and friends give us a glimpse into the 1840s Newburgh social scenes.

The Saturday afternoon event offers the opportunity to see a rare antique pianoforte made in Newburgh by the Carman & Fancher company about 1860. The piano manufactory was once located on the corner of Broadway and South Colden Street. A brief history of the old piano and its origins will be given. Admission for the concert will go toward the repair and tuning of the antique instrument.

Space is limited. Members save $5 off the regular $20 admission. Refreshments will be served.

For more information or to register, click here or call (845) 561-2585.

Photo of Pianoforte provided.

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