Jacqueline Schwab

Piano Concert

I Lift My Lamp—Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America

Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 2:00–4:00pm EST

Online via Zoom - To benefit the Folk Arts Center of New England

Pianist Jacqueline Schwab’s musical sensibilities arose from her immersion in the rich classical and folk music scenes of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s “melting pot” and later in Boston, Massachusetts. She spins musical stories, building bridges to connect listeners to the different cultures and strands forming our American music. Her signature playing infuses the sound tracks of Ken Burns’ Grammy-winning Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, The War, and others.

I Lift My Lamp—Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America celebrates America’s immigrants, their vibrant spirit of community music-making, and their contributions to our heritage. Jacqueline will perform music out of her own experience, from the British Isles, Western and Eastern Europe, the African-American community, the Caribbean and South America. She will reflect on growing up in Pittsburgh’s “melting pot,” as well as her later exploration of music from many cultures.

There will be time after the concert for a Q&A session with Jacqueline.

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Please donate generously to FAC if you can and help us through this period of social distancing when all of our events are postponed. We suggest a $10 minimum for attending this workshop but any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!

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Folk Arts Center of New England
10 Franklin Street
Stoneham, MA 02180-1862

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