From September 25-28, Colonial Williamsburg presents the Early Music Festival – four days of concerts, films, and lectures about 18th century instruments and music. There will be lively afternoon demonstrations and lectures in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and evening concerts in the Governor’s Palace.
Here’s a sampling of some of the program offerings:
- Music in Colonial Williamsburg: the First 50 Years
- Film: Music of Williamsburg
- “Musicks of Various and Sundrie Kinds”: the Musical Soundscape of Williamsburg in the late 18th Century
- From Ear to Ear: Over 30 years of African American Music at Colonial Williamsburg
- Music for Trumpet, Organ and Timpani
- The Art of Military Music
- Evening at the Theater: The Walking Statue
View the complete schedule of events online.
The featured guest artists of the festival are Paige Whitley-Bauguess and Barry Bauguess. Paige Whitley-Bauguess, a Baroque dancer, interprets, recreates, and performs Baroque theatre dance in venues all over the world. Barry Bauguess is one of North America’s most sought-after baroque trumpet soloists and frequently appears as a guest artist with many of today’s finest period instrument ensembles.
Registration for the entire event is available online and costs $175 per person.