At the William Trent House Museum on Saturday November 14th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, attendees will have the chance to hear the melodious sounds of the English and small flute played by The Practitioner of Musick, John Burkhalter.
Throughout the 18th century, music making was increasingly part of the repertory of a fashionable gentleman’s accomplishments through which good manners and good taste could be displayed. During this engagingly informal presentation, Mr. Burkhalter will discuss and perform music documented in colonial America including works composed by Mr. Handel, Dr. Arne, Wm. Boyce and Benjamin Franklin’s friend James Oswald.
John Burkhalter studied at the New England Conservatory of Music and Harvard University. As a scholar of the musical riches of 17th and 18th century Great Britain and Ireland, and the Colonial and early Federal periods in America, he has presented numerous musical programs at national and state museums and institutions. For further information about Mr. Burkhalter, visit www.practitionersofmusick.org.
$10.00, $8.00 member price.
Listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Sites and designated a National Landmark by Congress, today the meticulously restored 1719 William Trent House and historic kitchen garden continue to reward visitors with a glimpse into life in pre-revolutionary America, with its interpretation of William Trent’s lifestyle and remarkably diverse household. Owned, maintained and operated by the City of Trenton with assistance from The Trent House Association, the historic house museum is regularly open to the public for tours Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:30 to 4 pm and by appointment for school and group tours. Located at 15 Market Street in Trenton, adjacent to the Hughes Justice Complex.
Ample free parking. For more information and driving directions, visit www.williamtrenthouse.org or call 609-989-3027.
Use with photo of John Burkhalter