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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Philadelphia Museum of Art Puts Its Famous Artworks on the Streets


The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) has hung 60 replicated masterpieces along Philly city streets, making onlookers across the region do double takes.
PMA and the Knight Foundation teamed up to bring a unique outreach program to Philadelphia called “Inside Out,” which hopes to break down the intimidating barriers of the Museum walls, and bring a more casual and approachable feel to classical art.

Twenty-two local neighborhoods will take part in the project within the next two years. The comprising works will span five different areas for three months at a time and then be relocated to five new areas throughout the city. The first five neighborhoods and towns to host the works this spring are East Passyunk, Newtown, Chestnut Hill East/Mount Airy, Haddonfield and Media. Each community hosts up to twelve classical pieces at a time...
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*Source Phillymag. com 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Opera Philadelphia Premieres 'Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD'

                  'Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD' marks the first time in almost 40 years that Opera Philadelphia will present a world premiere. Check out Aubrey Nagle's piece to learn more:

"Opera Philadelphia is presenting its first world premiere in nearly four decades with "Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD," the story of Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist and bebop star Charlie Parker. "YARDBIRD" was created for star Lawrence Brownlee, an internationally renown American tenor, by composer Daniel Schnyder.

The opera encompasses hints of jazz, R&B, gospel and classical music wrapped up in the story of Parker's last living day, March 12, 1955. Set in New York, the opera follows Parker as he writes his last great work..." Read on:

Also check out this video of literacy coach Sue Smith who couple of months ago introduced some our lower elementary students to Charlie Parker in such a wonderfully fun and accessible way by using Chris Raschka’s book Charlie Parker Played Be Bop.  Here is the link to her presentation: