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Jacqueline Schwab Concert at First Parish Church
October 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15
317 Main Community Music Center is pleased to present Pianist Jacqueline Schwab at First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth on Friday, October 26th at 7pm.
While Schwab’s name may not be immediately familiar, her work is well known. Impressed by her evocative playing style, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns tapped Schwab to play the piano on the soundtracks for Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, The War, and other projects.
Schwab’s performance of I Lift My Lamp—Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America, is a reflection on her youth growing up in Pittsburgh’s “melting pot,” as well as on her later exploration of music from around the world.
I Lift My Lamp celebrates America’s immigrants, their vibrant spirit of community music-making, and their multicultural contributions to our heritage. In the current climate, we are remembering and appreciating the contributions immigrants have made. Jacqueline will present dance tunes and sentimental songs from Scotland, Ireland, Poland, France, Eastern Europe, the African-American community, Cuba, Brazil and Argentina, along with Tin Pan Alley tunes, American anthems and more. In concert, Jacqueline will speak about the power of music to transport us into our own past and also on to new horizons.
The evening will begin with a performance by the English Country Dance Ensemble, a 317 Main student group that provides live music for the music center’s weekly dance classes at the Yarmouth History Center.
317 Main Community Music Center exists to encourage creative expression, personal growth, and community connection through music. The Yarmouth based non-profit employs more than 30 teaching artists who work with students of all ages, abilities and economic backgrounds.
Tickets ($15 for adults/$10 kids under twelve) may be purchased online or at the door. First Parish Church is located at 116 Main Street in Yarmouth.