Julia Li Violin
Christine Lim Violin
Che-Hung Chen Viola
Yumi Kendall Cello
Patrice Hawthorne Vocalist
Johnson “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Roumain First movement (“I made up my mind not to move”), from String Quartet No. 5 (“Rosa Parks”)
Dvořák Fourth movement, from String Quartet No. 12 (“American”)
Traditional “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
The first performance in the Our City, Your Orchestra series, featuring Julia Li (violin), Christine Lim (violin), Che-Hung Chen (viola), Yumi Kendall (assistant principal cello), and Philadelphia vocalist Patrice Hawthorne showcases the Historic Belmont Mansion/Underground Railroad Museum in Fairmount Park.
Works include the spiritual “Go Tell It on the Mountain”; John Rosamond Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the Black national anthem; and the first movement from Daniel Bernard Roumain’s String Quartet No. 5 (“Rosa Parks”).
Built in the early 18th century, Belmont Mansion became part of Fairmount Park in 1869 and is now a museum dedicated to colonial history and the 19th-century network of people and places known as the “underground railroad.”