Thursday, 28 April 2011 00:00
Geoff Kaufman in Concert: Songs of Whales and Whaling
April 28, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Whaling was one of the first trades to link the east coast of the US with many far-flung parts of the world, particularly the vast reaches of the Pacific from Antarctica and New Zealand to Hawai'i to Japan, Siberia, and Alaska. Many songs were sung by the whalers pursuing the hunt, but more recently songs have been written to help protect the whale. This program explores both sides, looking for musical clues to our relationship with the great leviathan.
Cost: Free for members/$5 for non-Members
The Mariners' Museum, an educational, non-profit institution accredited by the American Association of Museums, preserves and interprets maritime history through an international collection of ship models, figureheads, paintings and other maritime artifacts. It is home to the USS Monitor Center, the official repository for artifacts recovered from the Civil War ironclad ship. The museum is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit www.MarinersMuseum.org, call (757) 596-2222 or write to The Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606.
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