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Our American Experiences


Categories: Music, Literary, Family

Dates: September 11, 2021

Run Time: 480 mins,60 mins

Venue: Trinity Center for Urban Life, Schuylkill River Trail


“Our American Experiences” is a festival in remembrance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11/01. It will begin with a solemn sharing of stories and music at 8:30 am at the WTC memorial on the SRT. Then from 11 am onward there will be concerts and story telling of our american experiences at 22nd and Spruce. Between concerts by local professional classical musicians, story telling for children and poetry readings by local poets, on display will be art work and artifacts from 9/11/01 for you to view and spend the day. Refreshments will be served.

A schedule of events will be added by July 23rd.

Aurora Classical

Aurora Classical's mission is to excite people about classical music! Our goal is to share the art to those who may not have seen it up close and personal before, to give them the comfort and hope only classical music can provide and an opportunity for professional classical performers to share their work.

Aurora Classical takes its name and inspiration from the news paper "Philadelphia Aurora" which was founded by Benjamin Franklin Bache, grandson to Benjamin Franklin. The paper stood for the rights of "yeoman farmers", "planters" and the "plain folk". We believe classical music is for everyone no matter your budget!

This series is entitled "Our American Experiences" and will feature four different programs featuring performances by Martin Hargrove, Bass. Glenn Fischbach, Cello, Jennifer K. Lee, Violin and Emily Fischbach, Violin. Jennifer Higdon's solemn new song cycle "Civil Words," performed by Susan Weinman, Contralto and Julia Hanna, Pianist. Lastly the morning of 9/11 we will feature a tribute to the experiences and memories of 9/11/01 outside near a memorial consisting of girders of the former World Trade Center.

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