THOMAS JEFFERSON IN PARIS: CONCERT & RECEPTION

The evening started with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres Parisian style in company of Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson, followed by a 60 minute violin and harpsichord performance by David Sariti and Jonathan Schakel. It included works for violin and harpsichord, and harpsichord alone, with all the music either from Jefferson’s collection or what he might have heard while he lived in Paris between 1784-1789. Composers included Viotti, the Italian violin virtuoso who was in Paris at the time, Claude Balbastre, who was Martha’s harpsichord teacher, and others.

SE Schmidt