Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Free Library Livestreams "The Astronaut's Window: An Original Song & Poetry Tribute"

Dr. Cynthia Cozette Lee writes:

The Astronaut’s Window: An Original Song and Poetry Tribute to Black Scientists & Politicians Concert Review

(PHILADELPHIA, PA-JUNE 18, 2018):  If you missed the inspirational concert “The Astronaut’s Window: An Original Song and Poetry Tribute to Black Scientists and Politicians” performed at the Free Library Parkway Branch on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:00PM, you can still see and hear this extraordinary event through the Free Library Livestream Archives. The Free Library livestreams some of its programming and provides the public the opportunity of later viewing the program by accessing a link. This enchanting concert event was sponsored by the Music Department and Literature Department.
The link to access this exciting Juneteenth Day celebration concert will be active 2 weeks from today and the link is: https://livestream.com/flp/AstronautsWindow

The highlight of the JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION poetry and music event was
the Lee sisters taking the audience through Black History with songs and poetry tributes to icons like Dr. George Washington Carver, Astronaut Guion S. Bluford, Jr, NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson, Congressman John Lewis and President Barack Obama. H.A. Lee asks in her “Journey of Living” poem tribute to George Washington Carver, “Have any of you ever held a piece of the thick red clay soil of Alabama? Have any of you tried to farm it?” The stirring poetry and music of the Lee sisters blended well with the uplifting voices of sopranos Hazelita Fauntroy and Evette Rose. The composer, Cynthia Cozette Lee, accompanied the illustrious singers at the electronic keyboard creating mood changes through different timbre use of the digital piano. The audience was mesmerized by each opera singer’s powerful performance.

The program ended with the audience actively participating in a question and answer session with the Lee sister poets. The audience asked engaging questions about the Civil War Memorial for Black Soldiers in Washington D.C. and in Philadelphia and asked questions about other aspects of the event topic. Overall the concert was a great success and we again invite all interested in viewing and hearing this uplifting event to visit the Free Library of Philadelphia archives that will be active 2 weeks from today and the link is: https://livestream.com/flp/AstronautsWindow

For more information, contact the Parkway Central Free Library Branch,
Phone-215-686-5316; Email: erefmus@freelibrary.org Website: www.freelibrary.org        or contact the composer, Cynthia Cozette Lee, directly at Email: CynLee215@yahoo.com

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