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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra


Valerie Coleman's Seven O'Clock Shout

“To me, Seven O’Clock Shout is a declaration of our survival. It is something that allows us our agency to take back the kindness that is in our hearts and the emotions that cause us such turmoil. … We cheer on the essential workers with a primal and fierce urgency to let them know that we stand with them and each other.”—Valerie Coleman

Featured in both HearTOGETHER: A Healing Conversation in Music and Words and HearNOW: An At-Home Gala, Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’Clock Shout has become The Philadelphia Orchestra’s anthem in response to COVID-19. In addition to honoring frontline workers, this special commission celebrates the strength of human connection even during times of isolation.

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