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

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. 

Boscobel HouseEvent: Concert by Christopher Brellochs, Ice Cream Social at Boscobel House & Gardens (Garrison, New York)
Date: June 30, 2018 (rain date July 1, 2018)
Time: 12-3 pm

Step back in time as you walk through beautiful gardens and grounds with an ice cream in hand and the sound of a 19th century saxophone quartet drifting through the Hudson Valley. Christopher Brellochs will be making a mini-documentary of this event with excerpts of the performance, a tour through the house and grounds, and interviews with experts from Boscobel.

Would you like to experience Music of the Gilded Age at Boscobel or another historic Hudson Valley mansion? Would you like to be there in person, or watch a video?  Typical costs for each event are $2,200 - $3,200. A tax deductible contribution of any amount will help make it possible to have numerous events and videos! With places like Olana (Hudson, NY), Clermont (Germantown, NY), Montgomery Place (Annandale-On-Hudson), Wilderstein (Rhinebeck, NY), the Vanderbilt Mansion (Hyde Park, NY), Mills Mansion (Staatsburgh, NY), Locust Grove (Poughkeepsie, NY), Lyndhurst (Tarrytown, NY), and many others, there is no shortage of opportunity. 

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TO BE A PART OF MAKING MUSIC OF THE GILDED AGE IN THE HUDSON VALLEY POSSIBLE, consider a tax deductible donation 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.

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

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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 mini-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. 

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


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