Tuesdays at 1:30 pm
October 6 - November 10
The instrument demonstrations will span both the 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. general admission timed entry periods on the dates shown below. Due to limited availability, visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets for those timed entry periods in advance.
Listen to live musical performances in October and November while taking a socially-distanced, self-guided tour through Flagler's Gilded Age-era mansion, Whitehall.
At 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday starting October 6th through November 10th, professional musicians will be exercising instruments original to the home. As visitors tour Whitehall, period music will be performed on the J.H. & C.S. Odell Co. organ in the Music Room or on Mary Lily Flagler's custom Steinway art case Model B grand piano in the Drawing Room. Each Tuesday's demonstration will be different from the last! For safety, visitors will move along the fixed route during the demonstrations, enjoying the glorious volume of music echoing throughout the first floor.
- October 6, Highlights from the Flagler Museum Archives
- October 20, Opening Numbers
- November 3, At the Ballet
Highlights from the Flagler Museum Archive Collection will include recognizable tunes and examples of popular music from the classical composers Tchaikovsky, Pucci and Chopin. Opening Numbers will feature two-step openers from Gyspy Rose, Sleeping Beauty, Carmen and more! At the Ballet will include classical pieces from the infamous Tchaikovsky ballet Swan Lake and a medley of waltzes from composers such as Reinhold and Berenger.
- October 13, Highlights from the Flagler Museum Archives
- October 27, Opera & Oratorio Melodies
- November 10, La Belle Époque
Highlights from the Flagler Museum Archive Collection will include recognizable tunes such as "Play a Simple Melody" and "Happy Days are Here Again," as well as other examples of popular music with Florida as a focal point. Opera & Oratorio Melodies will feature familiar movements from operas and oratorio works by Verdi, Massenet, and Handel. La Belle Époque will include classical waltzes and joyful minuets from Europe's Golden Age, an era which coincided with America's Gilded Age.