Beyond these compelling performances, visitors to the Rosenbach can enrich their experience through our special companion exhibition, Four Scores on 150 Years Ago: Dave Burrell’s Civil War Concerts, on view from Wednesday, April 2 to Sunday, May 25. The exhibition explores this fascinating and unique project from its inception to today. Highlights include interviews with Burrell about his creative process, as well as his musical scores and research notebooks, displayed beside to the original Civil War documents which inspired them. Visitors can also enjoy recordings of the previous concerts in the series: Portraits of Civil War Heroes, Civilians during Wartime, and Turning Point.
About The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia
The 54-location Free Library of Philadelphia system advances literacy, guides learning, and inspires curiosity with millions of digital and physical materials; 25,000 yearly programs and workshops; free public computers and extensive Wi-Fi; and rich special collections, including those at Parkway Central Library and at The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. The combined holdings of these renowned collections—which include hundreds of thousands of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera—inspire unique exhibitions and programs throughout the year. With more than 6 million in-person and 9 million online visits annually, the Free Library and the Rosenbach are among the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia and boast a worldwide impact.