Philly High Notes
Music has long thrummed through the heart of Philadelphia, rising from its row houses, spilling onto streets and boulevards and soaring in its grand halls. Though the Quakers initially disapproved, Philly started flirting with music tentatively, then embraced it fully and rapturously. Through the decades the city has nurtured major talent and contributed significantly to the development of musical styles. We’ll explore selected high notes of Philly’s musical past and present, beginning with a tour at the celebrated Curtis Institute of Music, where some of the world’s most promising young musicians are trained. Then we’ll embark on a walking tour through the history of jazz in Philly conducted by archivist and historian Jack McCarthy. We’ll have lunch at Estia, a Mediterranean restaurant just off the Avenue of the Arts. Then we’ll re-board our school bus and go on to explore the life and legacy of one of Philly’s most remarkable musical stars with a visit to the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, located in the house where she lived and entertained friends and fellow musicians. Wear comfortable shoes as there will be considerable walking.
Cost includes transportation by school bus, entrance fees, guided tours, lunch and gratuities.
554 – $107
9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 9:00 a.m.
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