Ah! Laissez-moy rêver...
Friday, March 08, 2019  7:30 PM
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark -


Cantatas and Viol Music from the French Baroque

Meditate on the extraordinary neoclassical interiors of the Read House while you listen to dramatic music inspired by Greco-Roman myth. Rebecca Myers (soprano), Daniela Pierson (violin), Elena Smith (viola da gamba), and John Walthausen (harpsichord), all based in Philadelphia, are acclaimed across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Concert tickets: $20 members and seniors; $25 non-members; $15 students and seats with partially-obscured views.
Complimentary house tour at 6:00 p.m. (space is limited; separate registration required).

Registration for 7:30 p.m. concert

Registration for 6:00 p.m. Read House tour


Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark


Read House & Gardens
42 The Strand
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(302) 322-8411

On the New Castle riverfront, in the heart of the old city, the twenty-two room, 14,000-square-foot National Historic Landmark Read House dominates the streetscape with a monumental simplicity and distinctive Philadelphia architectural style. Designed for George Read II, son of a Delaware signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the house combined innovative Federal period design and advanced technological systems to create comfort and refinement.

Outside formal gardens installed in 1848 provided enjoyment for the late nineteenth and early twentieth century residents and continue to delight visitors today. Beneath the soil the layered history of Delaware's earliest inhabitants and settlers survives. Their story unfolds through ongoing archaeology on the property.


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