10.29.17 Liberty Tree: Early Music for the American Soul

Harvard Memorial Church, 4:00 pm

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Boston Camerata in collaboration with Longy School of Music of Bard College

Music, say our American ancestors, may soothe the heart, but it also sustains the search for values. This program will explore, in a present moment when American ideals are undergoing such deep challenge, the vital and life-affirming sounds of the young Republic, as its citizens sang and played forth their love of freedom and their rejection of tyranny. The rough-hewn sounds of citizen-composers, such as the Boston tanner Billings or the Vermont tavern-keeper Ingalls, still ring true and strong to our contemporary ears.

Harvard Memorial Church is located at One Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138