Saturday, February 25, 2017
African American Museum in Philadelphia and 3 PM at National Museum of American Jewish History
A 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.
Audiences are invited to attend both back-to-back performances. 1:30PM at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and 3 PM at the National Museum of American Jewish History.
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, captializing 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.
Tickets are free and encouraged. Reserve your tickets here.