The Sounds of the City as Heard by Jacob Steendam, the First Poet of New York
The early music ensemble Camerata Trajectina follows in Jacob Steendam’s (1616–1672) footsteps and presents Dutch music that once echoed off the walls of the houses of New Amsterdam. Interspersed with anecdotes and quotes from original sources, this program recreates the soundscape and musical culture of Dutch Manhattan, thus providing a unique perspective on early New York. Narration by historian Dr. Jaap Jacobs. Co-presented with the New Amsterdam History Center.
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Held Wednesday, October 11, 2023.