Event

Marian Anderson Performance Program Recital

March 19, 2024 (Tuesday) – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Amado Recital Hall
Irvine Auditorium
3401 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
ABOUT THE MARIAN ANDERSON PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

The Department of Music supports a wide variety of performance traditions and encourages qualified students to apply for instruction in classical, jazz, and world music traditions. The Department offers a special program of instruction in performance. This program is funded by the Marian Anderson Endowment and the Bessie and Harry Bodek Memorial Scholarship fund.

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.