WASHINGTON – Houston’s own Lizzo played a 200-year-old flute that once belonged to former President James Madison during a concert in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
WRC reported the flute used during the tour stop may have been among a few things first lady Dolly Madison saved after British troops set fire to the White House in 1814. The singer -- who is classically trained -- had accepted the invitation from the Library of Congress to play the instrument.
WRC reported Lizzo said she was the first person to ever play the instrument.
“It’s crystal! It’s like playing out of a wine glass,” she told her audience to cheers and laughs. “Thank you to the Library of Congress for preserving our history.”
U.S. Capitol Police safely returned the flute, according to the Library of Congress, WRC reported.