Music of the American Revolution
Enjoy a spirited performance of music telling the story of America's War for Independence. Highlighting both military and civilian forms of music, the Hildebrands will discuss and perform pre-war songs against taxation, ballads about heroes and battles, and dance music enjoyed by soldiers and officers alike. David & Ginger work directly from primary source musical materials and perform upon appropriate period instruments – harpsichord, violin, Spanish guitar, English guitar, hammered dulcimer and flutes.
Location: Jefferson Educational Society - 3207 State Street, Erie, PA 16508
Date/Time: Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $15/person or $25 with a guest
Parking: lot behind building, State Street, 33rd Street, 32nd Street, French Street
David and Ginger Hildebrand are professional performers, teachers, and recording artists. They specialize in early American music, having co-founded and for more than 20 years directed the Colonial Music Institute, which is now under the auspices of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Their soundtrack work includes the PBS film Rediscovering George Washington, and Anthem- The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner. Ginger holds an M.M. in guitar performance from the Peabody Conservatory; David's M.A. and Ph.D., both in musicology, are from George Washington University and Catholic University. Ginger teaches privately at the Key School and Severn School, and David is on the faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore.