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 Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley
Dr. Christopher Brellochs 2018-2019 Sabbatical

Boscobel House

Imagine walking through beautiful gardens and across meticulously maintained grounds, entering a building designed by a leading architect of the 19th century, being surrounded by expertly curated interiors highlighting the finest decorative arts of the period - and finally, as the culmination of the experience, hearing exquisite music that was created for this space. 

Would you like to experience Music of the Gilded Age at a historic Hudson Valley mansion? A documentary will be made of each live performance at a historic mansion, including insightful interviews and a tour of the house and grounds.

Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley video

Please consider making a donation that will offset the production costs of a documentary video for each event, and support the research needed to craft a unique program for each mansion. With well over ten historic mansions open to the public in the Hudson Valley, and many private estates, your donation will make it possible to have numerous events and documentaries!

To be part of making MUSIC OF THE GILDED AGE IN THE HUDSON VALLEY possible, consider a tax deductible donation of any amount through the secure online form below, or by mailing a check to the DCC Foundation, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Please note "Music of the Gilded Age" on your check memo and include your email.

Here is what was said after a recent event:
"Boscobel applauds Christopher Brellochs for his expertise, musicianship, and collegiality. In June 2018 he led a quartet of talented saxophonists in a performance that coupled their mastery of their instruments with thoughtful, engaging commentary on the saxophone's place in history. Our visitors were enthralled. Bravo! We look forward to continuing to support your sabbatical research in any way that we can."
Jennifer Carlquist
Executive Director
Boscobel House & Gardens

For information about upcoming events contact Dr. Christopher Brellochs by email: christopher.brelloc@sunydutchess.edu.  

For those who contribute you will receive all smaller contribution perks in addition to the level at which you contribute; if you wish to remain anonymous please indicate so in the "Comments" field below.

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Chris BrellochsFor my sabbatical, I have been given one year off from Dutchess Community College (DCC) to research Music of the Gilded Age, create partnerships with historic estates in the Hudson Valley, and to present unique music programs that will contribute to the arts and culture of the area and raise awareness of this region's unique historic and cultural value. Excerpts of each documentary will be offered to the historic estate and county tourism sites to promote arts in the Hudson Valley. I will also nurture an ongoing relationship with program directors so that collaboration can continue after the sabbatical to include performance opportunities for DCC music students in the community. 

Whether you contribute or not, follow me on my sabbatical journey through Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley by joining the Newsletter/email list on my website, joining my Facebook group, and following me on Instagram:

Dr. Christopher Brellochs
The State University of New York (SUNY): Dutchess Community College
Associate Professor
Chair of the Music Program


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