HARTFORD — The Rosewood Chamber Ensemble presents “Home, Sweet Home” on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave., in Hartford. Admission is free, and the concert will take place in the air conditioned, handicapped accessible Chapel. There is free, ample and secure parking.
This concert showcases 19th century music which would have been played in the home, including the popular song, “Home, Sweet Home.” In an era before radio, TV, or recordings, people played the music they wanted to hear with family and friends. Flute and guitar was a very popular combination, and Rosewood Ensemble will be presenting a lovely collection of favorite songs, “scandalous” waltzes, and Romantic music.
The members of the Rosewood Chamber Ensemble are Barbara Hopkins, flute and Judy Handler, guitar. Barbara will play a wooden “Romantic” flute, modeled on a German original from 1830. Judy will play a “parlor” guitar, based on an original made in London about 1830. The concert will be informal, and guests are invited to talk with the performers both before and after the performance.
Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, founded in 2007, specializes in playing programs built around American history on period instruments. They have concertized throughout the eastern US, including Boston, New York City, and Washington DC.
For more information about the Rosewood Chamber Ensemble, visit www.RosewoodEnsemble.org.