The Jefferson Project: Monticello LIVE with Early Music Access Project

Livestream Begins at 1pm on Wednesday, May 27

Live from the Entrance Hall at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, David McCormick (baroque violin) and Loren Ludwig (viola da gamba) from Early Music Access Project present a free virtual concert examining various aspects of music-making in Jefferson’s Virginia. This concert is part of their multi-year series of musical events known as The Jefferson Project. Click HERE to access the livestream. If you miss us live, check for the archived video a few days after the event.

The Jefferson Project is a multi-year effort that aims to tell the story of music at Monticello through virtual and in-person concerts, lectures, and special events that are the outgrowth of research by David McCormick and Loren Ludwig as 2020 Fellows of the International Center for Jefferson Studies.

The Jefferson Project examines music in the Monticello collection (Jefferson was a violinist and members of his family, both enslaved and free, also played musical instruments); music from the James River Music Book, a colonial Virginia manuscript recently unearthed in Richmond; and folk music of various origins likely heard in and around Monticello. Long overlooked, music played and sung by enslaved Virginians also plays an essential role in this project.

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