Friday, May 4th, 6:30-8:00pm
Amherst Historical Society,
Simeon Strong House,
67 Amity Street, Amherst
One of the most remarkable careers in music was that of Swedish-born Jenny Lind (1820-1887). She was renowned for her voice in the mid-19th century, and toured the United States (including Northampton) between 1850 and 1852 under the auspices of no less than America’s great huckster and showman, P. T. Barnum. Songs and Serenades’ third appearance at the Strong House pays tribute to this remarkable woman and her work with a concert drawn from her repertoire, as well as piano works by her friends and contemporaries, including Rossini, Bellini, Meyerbeer, and others.
This presentation features Graham Christian playing the 1826 Chickering pianoforte and Libby Maxey soprano, with guest John Healy, baritone. Refreshments will be served.