Hold On! An Evening in Honor of Marian Anderson

October 26, 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
A Recital featuring Karen Slack, soprano, and Yu Xi Wang, piano
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt Dietrich Library (6th floor)


Please join us for an evening celebrating Anderson's remarkable musical career. Prior to the 8:00pm performance, there will be a pre-concert interview at 6:45 pm featuring Florence Quivar, legendary Philadelphia-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.

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, teh Center for 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.