Jon will be joining the New Albany Community Orchestra in a special event at the former Woodward Hall on November 3, 2019.
The Woodward Hall in downtown New Albany (on the corner of W Main St and W 1st St) served as a public entertainment hall between 1852 and 1887, after which it continued to have an interesting history, including serving as a Civil War hospital.
Among other performances, the New Albany Orchestra held its inaugural concert there on April 15th, 1856, and continued to play there for several decades.
The New Albany Community Orchestra, in partnership with Seeds and Greens Natural Market & Deli, is hoping to bring history to life by obtaining funding to renovate the Woodward Hall space, making it into a fine concert hall for downtown New Albany. To kick off this effort, this free concert will feature songs that may have been heard when the music hall was operational, as well as a presentation by local historian Pam Peters outlining the fascinating story of the building.
Concert will be held in the main public area of the Library, upstairs. Please enter via the front (Spring St) entrance. Disabled patrons only may enter via the rear entrance.
Feel free to dress in costumes of the period!