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Dec 19
2011

Crystal Carols

Christmas tunes resonate from an instrument you've probably never heard before. Hear Dean Shostak play Ben Franklin's invention: the glass armonica.

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Dec 20
2010

Music for Christmas

The Governor's Musick is Colonial Williamsburg's resident 18th-century musical ensemble. Jane Hanson, Herb Watson, Jenny Edenborn and Wayne Moss perform.

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May 3
2010

Harpsichord Maker

Harpsichord maker Ed Wright prizes the instrument for its bright, crystalline sound and unique mechanics.

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Jan 18
2010

Organist Peter Pelham

Organist Michael Monaco coaxes the sound of the 1700s from an 18th-century organ in William and Mary's Wren Chapel.

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Mar 17
2008

Wit's Last Stake

Eighteenth-century farce delights 21st-century audiences. Todd Norris describes timeless comic themes.

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Oct 29
2007

Cry Witch, Part Two

Hear the verdict in the trial of Grace Sherwood, the "Virginia Witch."

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Oct 22
2007

Cry Witch, Part One

Take a seat at the trial of Grace Sherwood, the "Virginia Witch."

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Aug 27
2007

Colonial Children's Dance

Youth interpreters in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area enliven parlors and stages with dancing demonstrations. Kelly McEvoy details the colonial pastime.

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Apr 9
2007

Music Suited to a Lady

Colonial ladies played instruments that showed their graceful features to the best advantage, and they never showed their elbows. Music Interpreter Jane Hanson explains.

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Mar 12
2007

Passion, Romance, and Intrigue in "Othello"

Themes of jealousy, passion, and betrayal in Shakespeare's "Othello" are as gripping today as they were in the 18th century, says Performing Arts Manager Todd Norris.

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Dec 25
2006

Christmas Hymns You Thought You Knew

Colonial Williamsburg musician John Turner explains the origins of America's beloved Christmas hymns.

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Dec 18
2006

Colonial Christmastide Dance

Performing Arts Dance Interpreter Marcy Wright talks about 18th-century dance customs, including instructions that called for kisses and hugs.

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Oct 23
2006

Colonial Theater

Todd Norris talks about Colonial Williamsburg's live performances, staged in the streets of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area as often as in its theaters.

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Oct 2
2006

Educating Through Theater

Making connections with hundreds of curious minds every day makes Hope Smith feel like a teacher with Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area as her classroom.

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Jun 12
2006

Fiddling Around Colonial Williamsburg since 1968.

His heritage and a love of playing the fiddle inspire John Turner to preserve the tradition of Scottish fiddling.

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  • Listen to John Turner play "Highland Laddie". From the CD "The Wanderer's Lament" on Fiddletree Music CD #F11302. Used by permission of the artist. (MP3, 764Kb)

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Jun 5
2006

Music passed from ear to ear

Emily James talks about the music of Africa performed on a new Colonial Williamsburg recording.

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Jul 11
2005

Fife and Drum Major

A passion for the music and a love of history motivate Lance Pedigo to work with young people entering the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg.

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