Old Palm News

Gilded Age music played at Whitehall every Sunday

November 24, 2014


When Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s home in Palm Beach, was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that it was “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” To see the wonders of Whitehall firsthand, you can tour it almost anytime but Mondays, when the estate is closed. But to truly immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Gilded Age when Whitehall was built, come this Sunday, November 23 at 3:30pm to hear live music from that legendary time period. Musicians will play Gilded Age music on Whitehall’s original pipe organ in the music room and on the Steinway piano in the drawing room. Flagler typically hired an organist to play at his functions during the season, and a massive bellows still powers the organ’s 1,249 metal and wooden pipes. The sound is so inspiring it’s almost spiritual. The piano is also an original and was custom-designed to match the aluminum leaf detailing of the Louis XVI-style drawing room in Whitehall. The organ and piano concerts are free with admission. For more information, go to www.flaglermuseum.us or call 561-655-2833.


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