On a glorious autumn afternoon, Director of Education Dr. Julia Grella O'Connell and guest cello soloist Annie Jacobs-Perkins inaugurated our new partnership with the Kilmer Mansion, the Kilmer Lecture Series, with a lecture-demonstration on Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, “Nostalgia, Loss, and the Great War in Elgar's Cello Concerto.” Julia spoke about the ways the composer used music to express the grief of Great Britain after the First World War, while Annie, our featured soloist on opening night September 30, demonstrated with passionately-played excerpts from the work. We were delighted to have a wonderfully engaged audience of music lovers!
The Kilmer Lecture Series is focused on various aspects of music as it related to culture and history. Future lectures will take place on:
- November 30, 2023 at 2pm
- January 18, 2024 at 2pm
- March 21, 2024 at 2pm
We welcome all community members to come and enjoy these free musical talks!