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Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Hold On!
An evening in Honor of Marian Anderson

Solo recital featuring Karen Slack, soprano, and Yu Xi Wang, pianist
Friday, October 26, 2018
6:45pm Pre-concert Interview
8:00pm Concert
Photo of Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial (Washington, 1939), Marian Anderson Collection of Photographs, Ms. Coll. 198, Kislak Center

Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial (Washington, 1939), Marian Anderson Collection of Photographs, Ms. Coll. 198, Kislak Center
Please join us for an evening celebrating Anderson's remarkable musical career. A pre-concert interview featuring Florence Quivar, legendary Phila-native singer and current faculty at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts, and Michael Bolton (Opera Philadelphia) as they remember Ms. Anderson and consider her impact. The evening concert will feature another Philadelphia-native singer, soprano Karen Slack, who will offer a solo program inspired by the legacy of Ms. Anderson of art songs, operatic arias, and African-American spirituals. Ms. Slack will be accompanied by Yu Xi Wang on piano.

"Keep on climbin' an' don't you tire"

This concert is part of the Sound, Gender, and the Color Line series of coordinated events, featuring an academic symposium, school outreach, and lecture. The concert and related activities are made possible by the support of the Thomas Sovereign Gates Fund, the Eugene Ormandy Library Fund, the Kislak Center for Special Collections, the Center for Africana Studies, the Department of Africana Studies, the Department of Music, the Center for Italian Studies, the Alice Paul Center for Gender and Sexuality, the University Research Foundation, and the School of Arts and Sciences.

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)