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Sunday, November 13, 2022 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Thomas Gainsborough is widely considered one of the great British artists of the late 18th century, as almost everyone, art-lover or not, would recognize his 1770 painting The Blue Boy. But Gainsborough was a passionate lover of music, so devoted to the viola da gamba that he owned several instruments, and yearned to be able to have time away from painting to make music. He enjoyed the company and friendship of some of the greatest musicians in England in the mid to late 1800s, including Johann Christian Bach and Karl Abel. One of his daughters married the famous oboist Johann Fischer. He painted many of these composers, singers and instrumentalists. The Musicians program, Gainsborough's Secret Passion, will feature the musicians of Gainsborough's circle and feature Norman Thibodeau, flute; Sten Isachsen, guitar, Andre Laurent O'Neil, cello and Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, violin and director. For further information, or to purchase tickets, please visit

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