Special Preview: Music in the Main House

05/10/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Brown House
Phone:215-848-1777 ext. 223
Address: William Penn Charter School Campus, 3830 The Oak Road, Philadelphia, PA 19129

Please join us on May 10th for a preview concert featuring local jazz musician Warren Oree and Company. As part of the Cliveden Food Chain project, Warren has created a jazz score inspired by the lives of those involved in the Mid-Atlantic slave economy and under the Chew Family’s influence. During the concert, Warren will introduce each piece and answer questions about his process, an opportunity only available at this event. Refreshments will be served.

Special Preview: Music In the Main House will be held in The Brown House on William Penn Charter School’s campus at 7 PM. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through Eventbrite or through the event page on Facebook. Tickets are on sale until Thursday, May 10, 2018. Space is limited, advanced purchase is required. If you have any questions, please contact our Development Coordinator, Mackenzie Warren, at 215-848-1777 ext. 223 or mwarren@cliveden.org.

We look forward to seeing you on May 10th!

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