More Between Heaven and Earth

Sun. Jan 18, 2015 at 4:00pm EST
All Ages
$25.00 - $100.00
All Ages
  • Get Tickets
  • Details
Event Stats
$25.00 - $100.00
All Ages
Event Description
More Between Heaven and Earth

Jonathan Cake and Mellisa Errico star in Salon/Sanctuary's original production, which travels to two historic institutions this season, Fraunces Tavern in New York City, constructed in 1719, where Jefferson served as the first Secretary of State when Washington's cabinet was upstairs, and the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, the year of Jefferson's birth.  


The Philadelphia performance is part of the schedule of public events associated with the exhibition Jefferson, Philadelphia, and the Founding of a Nation.


Igniting in Revolutionary Paris and unfolding over a 40-year epistolary relationship, the Jefferson/Cosway correspondence brims with exquisite music and eloquent prose, as the romance between two polymaths, the Statesman-Architect and the Musician-Painter, renders a vivid picture of musical life in 18th century France and America.


The Jefferson/Cosway letters reveal his evolving views on the Separation of Church and State intermingled with her account of a stifling marriage and the limited options open to a woman of brilliance. With an original script composed entirely of selections from their writings, this play with music features repertoire that they heard, composed, played, and sent to each other, including works of Corelli, Hewitt, Sacchini, and Cosway herself.


Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould

Program Concept and Music Research by Jessica Gould

Soloists Jessica Gould, soprano and Tony Boutté, tenor

The Salon/Sanctuary Chamber Orchestra

Select Tickets
Sorry, this event has already taken place.
Venue Details
Map of Venue Location.
The Bissel Room of Fraunces Tavern 54 Pearl Street
New York City, NY 10004