Final John Adams program provides history of music in early America

The final special program for Loutit District Library's "John Adams Unbound' exhibit gave attendees a history of the musical style at the time of the country's second president. Don Hoogenstyn gave a presentation of music of the Colonial America era at the Grand Haven library on Thursday night. The presentation included musical selections, and an explanation of the musical instruments and composers of the period.
Alex Doty
Jul 29, 2011


Spring Lake Township resident Larry Dannemiller — who was attending the presentation with his wife, Maggie — said the musical program was a good fit for the John Adams series of events.

“I thought that his presentation was excellent,” Larry Dannemiller said. “He is a teacher par excellence and I really enjoyed it. The way he was able to work in his commentary and the music was special.”

According to Maggie Dannemiller, the couple have been to nearly all of the John Adams special presentations put on by the library. The only event the couple said they missed was the Colonial tea.

“It just added another dimension to the series,” she said of the music event, adding that she was sad to see the John Adams program winding down.

The “John Adams Unbound” exhibit at Loutit District Library concludes Aug. 5.

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