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Duke Arts Presents

Partner Event: Black Fiddlers of Monticello

Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 5:00 pm

Goodson Chapel

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.

Duke Arts and Duke Performances are proud to support this event and our friends at Mallarmé Music and the 2023 North Carolina Music Festival.