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A Concert of Civil War Music
To Benefit Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Harriet Tubman Theatre
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Harriet Beecher Stowe House 2011 marks the 200th anniversary of Harriet Beecher Stowe's birth and the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The Ohio Historical Society and the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House, who manage Stowe House for OHS, have embarked on a series of improvements to Stowe House to underscore its significance as a cultural and historic landmark in Cincinnati and expand its offerings to the public. The proceeds of this concert will support new educational programming at Stowe House.

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The Artists

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Jay Ungar & Molly Mason are extraordinary musicians. If you didn't know it before, you sure did after Ken Burns' The Civil War hit the airwaves. Their performance of Jay's haunting composition Ashokan Farewell Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band – the musical hallmark of the PBS series – earned the couple international acclaim. The soundtrack won a Grammy and Ashokan Farewell – originally inspired by Jay & Molly's annual fiddle and dance camps – was nominated for an Emmy. Performing here as the Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band, they will be joined by their daughter Ruthy and her husband Michael Merenda. Four terrific musicians. Put them together and the sum really is greater than its parts. Double fiddles, sweet vocal harmonies and rhythmic energy abound as two generations collaborate to entertain you with music from the heart and soul of America.



Jacqueline Schwab Jacqueline Schwab is a folk and classical improvisational pianist who plays "gorgeously spare piano" (The Boston Globe) yet "sounds as if she has an orchestra at her fingertips" (Sing Out). Chosen by the renowned Ken Burns for numerous public television documentaries due to the emotional expression in her playing, Jacqueline has performed on the soundtracks for the Grammy award-winning Civil War, the Emmy award-winning Baseball and Mark Twain, among others. She has performed at the White House for President Clinton in 1997 to celebrate Burns' Lewis and Clark series and also at the Smithsonian in 2000 to celebrate its exhibition on the Presidency. In May 2009 she accompanied Scottish singer Jean Redpath on the Late Show with David Letterman.


The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Quintet The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Quintet are well known to Cincinnati audiences for their a capella 'jubilee' style harmony. They began singing at the 9th Street Baptist Church in Covington 24 years ago and have since performed at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, the Lowell Folk Festival, as well as in numerous churches, secular venues, and television performances in the U.S., Canada and Spain. They are producing their 5th album this year.






The Concert is sponsored by The Ohio Historical Society, the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House, CET Public Television, Cincinnati Public Radio, ArtsWave and generous individual donors.

Ticket prices include a post-concert reception of light refreshments with the artists.
Please note that the Harriet Tubman Theatre has general admission seating rather than numbered seats. Those who wish to purchase Sponsor or Patron level tickets will be seated in a reserved section at the front of the theatre and will receive the benefits listed below (purchase must be made by September 15 for program listing). Tickets can be purchased through the Ohio Historical Society's online store.

Please select a ticket option below to purchase.

Tickets purchased after Sept. 26 will be available at WILL CALL prior to the concert.

Concert Only Tickets

$25 ($50 per couple)

Fair Market Value*: $25/ticket

Includes: Concert Admission Only
These tickets are also available at the door


Individual Tickets

$50 ($100 per couple)

Fair Market Value*: $50/ticket

Includes: Concert and Reception


Sponsor Level Tickets

$100 ($200 per couple)

Fair Market Value*: $50/ticket

Includes: Concert and Reception plus listing in printed program and a year's membership in the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House


Patron Level Tickets

$250 ($500 per couple)

Fair Market Value*: $50/ticket

Includes: Concert; Reception; listing in printed program; listing in future CET broadcast of concert and a life membership in the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House


*Ticket prices are tax-deductible to the extent they exceed the Fair Market Value listed.


Click here for parking, directions, and other information about the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Questions about the concert and ticket purchases may be directed to Kathy Wyatt at 800.647.6921, 614.297.2308 or kwyatt@ohiohistory.org.

Questions about Harriet Beecher Stowe House and its offerings may be directed to 800.847.6075, 513.751.0651 or stowehouse@zoomtown.com.





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