Concerts & Performances

Concerts and Theatrical Performances

The Lewis Walpole Library’s public programming includes support for music and drama.

In 2016, the library introduced a series of free chamber concerts in Farmington featuring works from the library’s collection of eighteenth-century music, performed by the New York-based ensemble New Vintage Baroque.

Upcoming Performances

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 5:30 pm, Yale Center for British Art

A staged reading of Horace Walpole’s play The Mysterious Mother (1768)

Directed by Misty G. Anderson, Lindsay Young Professor of English, University of Tennessee

Diana Beauclerk (1724-1808), The Mysterious Mother, Act 3d, Scene 3, 1776. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale UniversityAs part of the year-long celebrations of the tercentenary of Horace Walpole’s birth, the Lewis Walpole Library and the Yale Center for British Art are collaborating to present a staged reading of The Mysterious Mother. Completed just a few years after Walpole’s celebrated gothic novel The Castle of Otranto (1764), this under-appreciated tale of incest and intrigue was initially circulated only among the author’s friends. Walpole never permitted it to be performed during his lifetime except as a private theatrical.

A scholarly symposium is being planned for the following day.  For further details and updates please see the Lewis Walpole Library website

Please contact Cynthia Roman with any questions about this program.