“The Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music is devoted to the performance and appreciation of "early music", primarily music before 1800 performed on the instruments originally intended and using the practices of the time. We sponsor the world's finest local and international artists in concert performances and educational activities in local schools.
The Academy grew out of a series of musical birthday parties held by Dr. Ernst Borinski of Tougaloo College. When Dr. Borinski bought an evening of music for his party from John Paul at an ACLU auction, neither realized that that the parties would expand, and lead to the formation of the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music. His 80th and 81st birthday parties moved to Edwards, in the home that became the Academy.
The Academy is named after the English group, the Academy of Ancient Music, in turn named after an ensemble from Handel's era, when "ancient" meant just twenty years old! Ultimately, of course, the name was chosen because of the delightfully southern acronym which results. And we still promote music before 1800 as well as anything 20 years old...”
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