Program to highlight state’s musical heritage
Musical Heritage of Indiana will be the topic for the Historical Society of Harrison County’s virtual quarterly event, via Zoom, on Tuesday at 7 p.m. (log in 10 minutes early). The link is https://zoom.us/j/95100474423?pwd=TUZVMmVlTGtFNmZuW9vZVpsNTZGZz09. This link is also available on the Historical Society of Harrison County’s website, www.historicalsocietyofharrisonco.org, and Facebook (Posey House or Historical Society of Harrison County Indiana).
The free event is open to the public.
Musical Heritage of Indiana is sponsored by the Historical Society of Harrison County through a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, matched by the Harrison County Community Foundation.
“With the possible exception of New York City, it is not unlikely that Indiana has had more songs written about it or part of it than any other locale in the nation,” Gib Young, the program’s creator, said. “Usually, out-of-staters think of us as sort of bland and background noise, but they would be wrong. The Hoosier state has a long history of providing music for the rest of the nation and the world.”
Young and Kevin Bledsoe of Huntington put together a PowerPoint to educate and entertain the audience as they travel down a path filled with music by Indiana composers and performers. It features songs about Indiana and is filled with familiar classic songs.
“Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael are two of the best composers ever,” Young said. “Crystal Gayle and Bill Gaither are represented here also and so are many others.”
For more information, contact Karen Schwartz, president of the Historical Society of Harrison County, by email at [email protected] or call 812-736-2373.