Classics at Montauk – 2-18-18









Montauk concert series continues with pianist Ben Hippen Feb. 18
Decorah native recently completed his third album in New York City

CLERMONT – A Decorah native who recently finished recording his third album in New York City will perform at the Montauk Historic Site near Clermont next month.

Renowned composer and songwriter Ben Hippen will perform “Soundtrack Miniatures: Piano Music by Ben Hippen” 2-3 p.m. Feb. 18 at Montauk as part of the 2018 Classics Concert at Montauk Series. The concert performance is free and open to the public. Audience members can meet Hippen after the concert and enjoy light refreshments.

Hippen recently returned to northeast Iowa to write and perform original music after a long series of adventures. He can be found performing on the first Tuesday of every month at Java John’s Coffee House in Decorah.

In December, he was in a New York City recording studio putting the finishing touches on his third album. The results are available for streaming and purchase on most major online music services, including Spotify, YouTube, Amazon and iTunes. Links to Hippen’s recordings and music videos are available at

The 2018 Classics Concert at Montauk series marks the program’s 13th consecutive year of capturing the spirit of parlor concerts that were fashionable in fine homes during the late 1800s to early 1900s. The concert series is sponsored by the Clermont Historical Society and the State Historical Society of Iowa, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. More information is available at or by calling Montauk at 563-423-7173.

If you go:
What: 2018 Classics Concert at Montauk
When: Feb. 18, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Montauk Historic Site, 26223 Harding Road, Clermont
Who: Ben Hippen will perform
Additional: Free and open to the public

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and its three divisions – the Iowa Arts Council, State Historical Society of Iowa, and Produce Iowa, the state office of media production – empower Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state. The department’s work enables Iowa to be recognized as a state that fosters creativity and serves as a catalyst for innovation where the stories of Iowa are preserved and communicated to connect past, present and future generations.

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