Jubilee! A Juneteenth Concert of Early New England Music

Jubilee! A Juneteenth Concert of Early New England Music Jubilee! A Juneteenth Concert of Early New England Music

An all-star ensemble of early American music performers present a concert featuring lively Abolitionist psalmody, spirituals, dance tunes, and chamber music from the repertoire of regional African American composers and band leaders. This includes Greenfield’s own John Putnam, “the father of contradance music,” and selections from a newly discovered manuscript of music by early Connecticut composer and fiddler Sawney Freeman. The ensemble will perform on period  New  England  instruments and be joined by local “shapenote” singers, led by Historic Deerfield musician in residence Tim Eriksen.

Performers

Patrick Dailey: Countertenor

Ben Hunter: Fiddle

Loren Ludwig: New England viols

David McCormick: Baroque violin

Clay Zeller-Townson: Bassoon, tenoroon