Lecture on Historic Instrumental Treasures in the Lititz Moravian Archives Slated for March 18th

Join the members of the Lititz Historical Foundation on March 18th 2017 as they welcome Gentry Stolzfus, who will present a lecture on the fascinating historic instrumental treasures held in the collection of the Lititz Moravian Archives. The lecture will begin at 1:30 PM.

Stoltzfus, a Lancaster native, is a teacher and performer, as well as a researcher of organology- the history, evolution, and classification of instruments.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from Millersville University and has since been working on various projects in the Lancaster area.

For the lecture, he will delve into a small portion of the historic instrumental treasures held in the collection of the Lititz Moravian Archives.  All of the instruments to be presented are dated from circa 1762 through circa 1820, many of which are in original (or near original) condition and could still function in a performance today.  Included will be two quartets of early trombones, a rare serpent, an ophicleide, a particularly ornate keyed bugle, and a waldhorn- all of which are presently on display at the Lititz Moravian Archives.

Call the Lititz Library to reserve your space today! 717-626-2255.

Gentry Stolzfus

Gentry Stolzfus

Wald horn

Wald horn

A serpent

A serpent

 

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