2017-10-11 / LifeStyles

Piano music published during the 1860s will be performed at Abbey Concert

On Monday, October 16, 2017, Dr. David Thompson of the Limestone College Music faculty will present a lecture-performance featuring the unknown repertoire of 1860s piano music. Much of this would have been performed in people’s homes. Along with songs and military band music, a considerable repertoire of solo keyboard music written by white, black, male and female composers exists.

The concert is at 8 p.m. in the Abbey Basilica, 100 Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd, Belmont NC 28012. Admission is free. Donations will be gladly accepted

Dr. Thompson has conducted extensive research into this Civil War piano repertoire which includes traditional dances such as the waltz, mazurka, schottische and polka; marches, song arrangements and descriptive fantasies performed by amateur pianists and concert artists.

For additional information, visit www.bac.edu or call 704-461-6012.

All Arts at the Abbey concerts are in the Belmont Abbey Basilica, Belmont Abbey College (at Exit 26 on I-85) Belmont NC and are free to the public. This series is made possible in part by the Associated Foundation, Inc. of Belmont, The Monks of Belmont Abbey and other private donors.

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