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Concert series complements New Harmonies exhibit

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The Oldham County History Center will host New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music March 1 through April 21.

This exhibit is part of the Museum on Main Streets program that is a partnership between the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institute.  

New Harmonies is a cultural history of America’s musical landscape. It’s the story of a diverse assortment of people interacting with a new world, where cultures and customs met, mixed, mingled and created new sounds.  

The distinct cultural identities of all these peoples carries in song, both sacred and secular. The music that emerges is known by names like blues, country, western, folk, jazz and gospel.  

The opening program for New Harmonies took place at 7 p.m. Monday. It featured the Oldham County Singers Community Choir with Oldham County’s famous composers and their songs at the Rob Morris Chapel.

New Harmonies will also host a concert series at Irish Rover Too. The series begins Saturday with Mircea Ionescu and Blair Joesph on violin and piano. Contact the OCHC for more information at 222-0826.