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Hannibal Community Events

November 13, 2015

Prior to the Orchestra’s world premiere performances of Hannibal’s One Land, One River, One People November 13-15, the composer and a number of musicians participated in three days of extraordinary community events around Philadelphia. Principal Second Violin Kimberly Fisher, Assistant Principal Second Violin Dara Morales, Associate Principal Viola Kirsten Johnson, cellist Derek Barnes, and violist Judy Geist performed with jazz vocalist Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch and Hannibal for inmates at Philadelphia Prison System’s Detention Center; for Play On, Philly! students at St. Francis de Sales School; for an audience at the African American Museum’s Outcry! pop-up exhibit at Christ Church Neighborhood House; and for students at the Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy in Camden.

On Thursday, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Hannibal, and poet Sonia Sanchez took part in conversations at the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library in Germantown and the Parkway Central Library in Center City. Hannibal also visited the Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion.

Philadelphia Prison System’s Detention Center

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Play On, Philly! at St. Francis de Sales School

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

African American Museum’s Outcry! Pop-Up Exhibit at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Soprano Laquita Mitchell (right), who is the soprano soloist in the Orchestra’s performances of Hannibal’s new work, talks with Orchestra Vice President of Artistic Planning Jeremy Rothman and Carole Haas Gravagno. 

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy


A student looks at Hannibal’s journal, which contains the libretto to One Land, One River, One People.

Hannibal shows the scrolls that correspond to the three “veils” of his new piece.

Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library 

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Parkway Central Library in Center City

Yannick and Sonia Sanchez make a pinky promise over an idea to commission Hannibal for another work that would include her. 

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Photo by Jessica Griffin

Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

The Philadelphia Orchestra Association is deeply grateful to the following organizations for partnering with them to bring the message of Hannibal’s piece to Philadelphia.

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Belmont Mansion—Underground Railroad Museum

Christ Church Neighborhood House

Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy

First Person Arts

Free Library of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Prison System’s Detention Center

Play On, Philly

St. Francis de Sales School