Marian Anderson Performance Program Recital

Mar 25, 2020 at - | Amado Recital Hall at Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street

Marian Anderson

The Department of Music presents a recital featuring a select solo performance program offered to declared majors and minors at Penn Music. The Marian Anderson Performance Program is funded by the Marian Anderson Endowment and the Bessie and Harry Bodek Memorial Scholarship fund.


The program includes:

Lance Lunceford, trombone

Jane Bua, piano

Grace Seeley, voice

James Armstrong, piano

Benjamin Moss-Horwitz, clarinet

Celine Cheung, voice

Emma Mistele, piano

Evan Jiang, cello

Gabrielle Gillen, guitar

Mark Li, trombone


Admission is free and open to the public.



The African-American contralto Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was one of the iconic figures of the 20th- century American performance scene and a highly relevant one both for her native city, Philadelphia, and for Penn. The Penn Library hosts the Marian Anderson Music Study Center (since 1998 the core of the Music Library) as well as the Marian Anderson Collection, including an archive of her papers and a collection of photographs (see here). The Music Department organized a conference in 2018 to celebrate Anderson, including school visits.