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Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Sound, Gender, and the Color Line
A Symposium and Celebration in Honor of Marian Anderson,
Musician and Citizen of the World
Friday, October 26, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
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
SCHEDULE
9:00-9:10 am: Larry Bernstein, Welcoming Remarks

Morning Session, Glenda Goodman, chair

9:10-9:50 am: Naomi André (University of Michigan)
In between Voices: A Legacy Marian Anderson Left Black Singers on the Opera Stage

9:50-10:30 am: Nina Eidsheim (UCLA)
Phantom Genealogy: Sonic Blackness and the American Operatic Timbre

10:30-10:40 am: Session break

10:45-11:25 am: Carol J. Oja (Harvard University)
Jim Crow Segregation at the Metropolitan Opera: Revisiting Marian Anderson's Premiere in 1955

11:25-12:05 pm: Alisha Jones (Indiana University)
"When and Where I Enter": Marian Anderson, Florence B. Price, and a Womanist Musical Rebuttal of UnSisterly White Women's Movements

12:05-2:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session, Tim Rommen, chair

2:00-2:40 pm: Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. (University of Pennsylvania)
A Rose Is Still a Rose

2:40-3:20 pm: Kira Thurman (University of Michigan)
Marian Anderson, Black Womanhood, and the Making of a Celebrity in 1930s Germany and Austria

3:20-3:35 pm: Session break

3:35-4:15 pm: Ellie M. Hisama (Columbia University)
"To speak from one soul to another": Marian Anderson's Performance of Spiritual Arrangements by African American composers

4:15-4:55 pm: Salamishah Tillet (Rutgers University)
"An Unlikely Combination": Marian Anderson, Nina Simone, and The Politics of Lineage

4:55-5:00 pm: Closing remarks

Evening Events

6:45 pm: Ms. Florence Quivar, legendary Phila-native singer and current faculty at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts, will be interviewed by Mr. Michael Bolton, Opera Philadelphia's VP of Community Initiatives.

8:00 pm: Concert featuring another Philadelphia-native singer, soprano Karen Slack, who will offer a solo program inspired by the legacy of Ms. Anderson.