City of Music

2f7a26ePopular historian Jack McCarthy explores Philadelphia’s great musical legacy in a program at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2015 at historic Strawberry Mansion, located in East Fairmount Park.

For more than 300 years, the City has nurtured numerous ground-breaking musical styles and artists, and has been at the forefront of some of the world’s most significant musical developments.

Jack’s presentation, Philadelphia: City of Music, features stories and archival images about America’s first song composer, the first African-American to have his music published, the nation’s first “mega concert,” the City’s legendary institutions such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia International Records, Cameo-Parkway Records, as well as many of the City’s foremost artists in classical music, jazz, gospel, rock n’ roll, rhythm & blues/soul.



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