Mattapoisett musician to play at Rotch-Jones-Duff House
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum celebrates Valentine’s Day with a live concert of love songs on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 1:00 p.m. Mattapoisett-based musician Michelle Gordon and New Bedford-based Austin Burns return to the parlors of the historic mansion for an afternoon of music.
The 1834 House has been home to musical performances since at least the Jones family’s residence (1851 - 1935) and it continued to be into the Duff era (1935 - 1981). Amelia Jones enjoyed playing piano in the parlors, and Beatrice Duff regularly hosted “musicales” in the rooms. The intimate setting gives the audience an up-close view of the musicians at work.
Michelle Gordon and Austin Burns are accomplished local musicians. Ms. Gordon is a pianist, teacher and music minister for The Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Mr. Burns is a vocalist who plays a variety of instruments, teacher, and music minister for Pilgrim United Church of Christ in New Bedford.
Tickets cost $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members. Advance registration is recommended. Couples may reserve a sweetheart table for $50. The flat fee includes two concert tickets, flowers and chocolates. General seating and Sweetheart Tables are limited, and early arrival is recommended for the best seat selection. Tickets may be purchased by calling the museum at 508-997-1401 or visiting the museum’s website, rjdmuseum.org .