Travel to Montauk, Governor Larrabee's 1874 historical mansion in Clermont, Iowa on Sunday, January 18th at 2 pm for the first concert of the 2015 Classics at Montauk Concert Series. Now in its tenth consecutive year, this concert series takes you back one hundred years to a time when parlor concerts were popular and fashionable. Concerts are held in the mansion's music room, with added seating in the adjoining dining room. Pianists use the recently restored one hundred-year-old Mason and Hamlin grand piano.
January's concert features the musical group Tromboreota, a trombone performance ensemble. Members of Tromboreota include Benjamin Yates, tenor trombone, Ray Toresdahl, bass trombone, and Brad Schultz, piano. Yates is an instructor of low brass at nearby Luther College. Schultz is instructor of sacred music, ear training, and applied music, also at Luther College. Torresdahl, a former Luther College student, runs a machine shop in nearby Ossian, Iowa, where he makes nearly all of the machined parts for Greenhoe custom trombones. After a thirty year hiatus from playing trombone, he began studying again with Luther College professor Michael Smith, and is a founding member of Tromboreota.
Montauk is nestled in the hills of northeast Iowa approximately one mile north of Clermont on Highway 18. The fourteen-room mansion was built in 1874 for William Larrabee, Iowa’s 12th governor. The Italianate mansion is constructed of native limestone and bricks made from local clay.
These free concerts are sponsored by the Clermont Historical Society and the State Historical Society. Following the concert is a tea, where audience members have the opportunity to mingle with the performers.
Free seasonal and individual tickets are available by contacting Wade Schott at Montauk (563) 423-7173, Arline Davisson (573) 423-5561, or Steve Story (563) 380-8317. Tickets will be available up to and including the day of the concert.
Event: Tromboreota at Classics at Montauk Concert Series
Cost: Free, followed by tea
Event Date and Time: 2 pm on Sunday, January 18, 2015
Event Location: Montauk, Clermont, Iowa (North on Hwy 18)
Photo credit: Library of Congress