Fort Montgomery State Historic Site announces a special period music concert, Down With This Earthly King! The concert, featuring vocal and instrumental music performed by the rebellious Americans during the Revolutionary War, takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Fort Montgomery State Historic Site.
Although much of America’s musical culture was directly influenced by British tastes during this period, some uniquely American styles of composition began to develop in the latter part of the 18th century. This performance by musicians of the Ministers of Apollo will include music from Great Britain as well as selections from American manuscripts and publications. Fort Montgomery State Historic Site is located at 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, one quarter mile north of the Bear Mountain Bridge traffic circle. Call 845-446-2134 or visit Facebook.
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site is part of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. The Palisades Interstate Park Commission administers 29 parks, parkways and historic sites for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in New York as well as the Palisades Interstate Park and Parkway in New Jersey. For more information, visit nysparks.com and palisadesparksconservancy.org.