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Sundays at 3:30 pm
Through November 21, 2021

Schedule subject to change without notice.

Listen to live musical performances this Fall while taking a self-guided tour through Flagler's Gilded Age-era mansion, Whitehall.

For a limited time, general admission visitors may delight in the sounds of the Music Room’s historic 1902 J.H. & C.S. Odell & Co. organ and the custom-built 1901 Steinway and Sons model B piano on display in the Drawing Room, as they are exercised weekly as part of the Museum’s collection conservation program. Local musicians will demonstrate the historic instruments with a variety of popular music including secular and spiritual pieces published or composed during the Gilded Age.

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Hear the Organ:
- October 17th and 31st
- November 14th

Hear the Piano:
- September 19th and 26th
- October 3rd, 10th, and 24th
- November 7th and 21st

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Music Room

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Drawing Room

Meet the Musicians

Learn about the talented local musicians who will be exercising our historic instruments during this Season's Organ & Piano Demonstrations:

Anne Akerson

As a dedicated harpist & pianist, Anne Akerson continues to enjoy a satisfying career devoted to music-making in South Florida. During the past 10 seasons at the Flagler Museum, Anne has combined a keen interest in American history, Florida East Coast history, the American Heritage, and a love for music and the arts as a "house" musician/presenter and special events musician for private events. Anne has been affiliated with the School of Music and Fine Arts at Palm Beach Atlantic University for 15 years as Staff Accompanist and currently specializes in ballet accompanying. Also a freelance musician, Anne is in steady demand as a wedding harpist & pianist and as a solo/ensemble musician for corporate, private, social, memorial & worship events. As organist, her work is offered in a substitute or interim capacity.

Anne is widely traveled both domestically & worldwide as a performing musician including three world cruises, orchestra concert tours, and numerous other music performance contracts worldwide. Undergraduate degrees & graduate music studies are from Hastings (Nebraska) College, the University of Nebraska, and the University of North Texas, respectively.

 

Stewart Wayne Foster

Stewart Wayne Foster is the Music Director and Organist of the historic Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach, Florida. Prior to coming back to his native Florida, he served eight years as the Organist in Residence at the First Congregational Church in Los Angeles, home to one of the world’s largest pipe organs.

Raised in Melbourne, Florida where he studied with Martha Root, Jack Jones, and Robert Hebble as a teenager, he later attended the Interlochen Arts Academy (High School) where he studied both organ and piano. He completed his undergraduate degrees at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. He went on to receive his Master’s degree in the harpsichord and early music from the University of North Texas and, in organ, his Diplôme de Concertiste from the École Normale de Musique in Paris, where he lived for five years. While there, he was the continuo player for L’Orchestre de St. Louis-en-l’Ile, and accompanist for the Paris Choral Society, in addition to serving as assistant organist at the American Cathedral in Paris. His many awards include the Gold Medal and Audience Prize at the 1997 Dallas International Organ Competition (judges included the late Marie-Claire Alain and Gillian Weir); First Prize at the William Hall Organ Competition; First Prize at the École Normale de Musique; and First Prize at the American Guild of Organists’ Regional Competition. Known for his vast and eclectic repertoire, Mr. Foster has performed as soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Augusta Symphony, and the Charleston Symphony, and has accompanied numerous fine choral groups and vocalists throughout his career. He has released two CD recordings and one feature DVD, as well as appearing in the DVD highlighting the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall pipe organ in 2011. He has been interviewed several times on NPR’s Pipedreams. Mr. Foster has provided organ music for the film “Marie Antionette” (2006) and for the television shows “Ugly Betty” and “My Favorite Wedding.”