The Sembrich

“Mark Twain’s Music Box” A Studio Talk with Music

Date: 08/23/2017 Location: The Sembrich Studio
Time: 1:30 pmAdd to Calendar: iCal
Price: SOLD OUT Ticket Reservations: (518) 644-2431 ext. 101


In 1878, Samuel Clemens, while traveling through Europe to obtain an education in high-brow culture, was given a music box that could play 10 different tunes.  He had a difficult time choosing the playlist because his upbringing and musical tastes had been distinctly backwoods. Through narration, readings and music, “Mark Twain’s Music Box” explores Twain’s musical tastes and opinions — running the gamut from poignant to hilarious — as found in his writings and biographical information.

This hour-long program features a musical ensemble comprised of a singer, two violins, cello, guitar, piano and banjo presenting a variety of musical selections, from Schubert lieder to Stephen Foster songs, all works considered by Twain to be essential listening for the culturally sophisticated individual.

This event is sold out.