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LINCOLN CONCERT PIANIST: Dr. Thompson comes to Steam Into History New Freedom, PA - Dr. Duke Thompson will play as Abraham Lincoln pianist on February 15th at St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church at 7pm. at 175 East Main Street in New Freedom, PA. Tickets can be purchased for $25.00 at the Steam Into History Gift Shop, online, or over the phone with a credit card Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm at 717-942-2370. Tickets will also be on sale the day of the event.
There will be music playing from the 1800ís at the event as well as a round table discussion with Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt. The event will be moderated by Benjamin Franklin. Dr. Duke Thompson has been playing Lincoln shows for the past four years. On why he started playing Lincoln, Thompson said, ďAt that time I got interested in developing this show for the stage because Lincolnís love for music is perhaps the strongest of any president in U.S. history.Ē An accomplished pianist Dr. Thompson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Arizona State University. In addition to playing piano, Dr. Thompson was also a college professor for 17 years. When prompted further about the drive behind doing this event Dr. Thompson said, ďI am a fascinated fan of Lincoln. The many sides of Lincolnís life and personality lend itself so well to this show which combines theater and music.Ē Prior to the event, Steam Into History will have train rides going to Glen Rock and Hanover Junction with President Lincoln and Washington riding the rails with passengers. For more information on the event or ticket purchases, please visit www.steamintohistory.com. Proceeds from this event will go to Steam Into History a 501c3 attraction and a scholarship fund for the Maryland Conservatory of Music.