Wit’s Folly presents Émigré: French Refugees in Early America and the Music They Brought With Them

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Wit’s Folly presents Émigré: French Refugees in Early America and the Music They Brought With Them

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT


Wit’s Folly shares through music the stories of those who fled from violence and social upheaval during the French and Haitian Revolutions. Featuring works by André Grétry, Ignace Pleyel, Michel Yost (known in his own time simply as Michel), and others, this program takes its inspiration directly from historic concerts performed by French émigrés, such as a 1793 benefit for an orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina and a 1798 performance featuring “the best musicians from Boston.” We invite you on a musical journey to the Early American Republic as we shed light on this all-but-unknown French chapter of America’s early musical history.


May 18
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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Wit’s Folly
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Contact Name
Jane Leggiero
Contact Email
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Guillermo Salas Suarez, Phaik Tzhi Chua, Jonathan Goya, Jane Leggiero, Dominic Giardino


The Brownhoist
4403 St Clair Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103 United States
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