An Evening in the Mansion: Entertaining in the Time of the Gores
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The Berry Collective, a new ensemble curated by historical keyboard specialist Sylvia Berry, brings together some of today's best early music players in a wide range of repertoire. This series of concerts at Gore Palace features Berry and company setting their sights on works from Vienna, Paris, London and Mannheim, and classical masters including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and beyond. As a special treat, the Going Gallant concert, which highlights chamber and solo music for harpsichord, will features a replica of a French double-manual harpsichord built by Henri Hemsch, and the Viva Vienna! concert will feature a replica of a Viennese fortepiano from Anton Walter. Please see the full event description for a schedule of upcoming concerts. Learn More
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Gore Place is well worth seeing. It was not well lit enough at night to see details. The beautifully set table in the ad for food and entertainment of the times was nowhere to be seen on the tour. I would have considered that a highlight. The explanation was that it had been taken down to prepare for holiday teas...They should have left it up one more day for those who specifically came to see that.
The historic Governor Gore estate in Waltham, Massachusetts, will offer a special evening tour entitled, An Evening In the Mansion: Entertaining in the Time of the Gores.
If you think __you __had a big meal on Thanksgiving Day, just wait until you see how people entertained in the time of Christopher and Rebecca Gore. In the early 1800s, dinner parties provided an opportunity to “wow” guests with bountiful food and plentiful drink. Dining tables, serving tables and sideboards were laden with food, the room darkened and the candles lit before guests were ushered in. The dinner, which lasted for hours, consisted of many courses including the highly anticipated piece de resistance, the principal dish of the meal.