Sunday, February 19, 2017
February 25, 2017 1:30-4:00PM And Their Voices Cry Freedom: Free Musical Museum Crawl
Experience the convergence of art forms as community partners join together to explore the lives of two heroic women, Anne Frank and Fannie Lou Hamer. Hannibal Lokumbe—jazz trumpeter, community activist, and Philadelphia Orchestra Music Alive Composer-in-Residence— and Philadelphia Orchestra musicians present two string quartets highlighting the power of the voice, both written and vocal, in resisting oppression and crying for freedom.
Audience is invited to attend both back-to-back performances at AAMP and NMAJH, with time for conversation and a 2-block walk between museums. Museum admission free with Eventbrite ticket.
1:30 PM: African American Museum in Philadelphia
Fannie Lou Hamer, for string quartet and vocalist
3:00 PM: National Museum of American Jewish History
A Star for Anne, for string quartet and narrator
Kimberly Fisher Violin
William Polk Violin
Kerri Ryan Viola
John Koen Cello
Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch Vocalist
This event is made possible thanks to Carole Haas Gravagno and Music Alive, a national residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. This national program is designed to provide orchestras with resources and tools to support their work with composers and new music, capitalizing on the power of composers and their creativity to build new paths for orchestras to heighten their relevancy and deepen their relationships with their communities. Major funding for Music Alive comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Free event! Register here
Posted by Lynn Lasswell at 7:00 AM