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Partner Event: Black Fiddlers of Monticello

Black Fiddlers of Monticello tells the story of the three fiddle-playing sons of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, as well as their fiddling cousins, the Scotts. Both families played for important events at Monticello and lived in downtown Charlottesville for a time. This multimedia program will teach participants about these fiddlers’ important musical contributions, and you will hear what the music sounded like through a performance demonstration by David McCormick – violinist, scholar, and 2020 Fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies.

Baroque violinist David McCormick is artistic director of Early Music Access Project, founding member of Brooklyn-based medieval ensemble Alkemie, and the executive director of Early Music America.

  • Sat, Feb 18, 2023 at 5:00pm
Goodson Chapel