Lost Sites & Sounds of Early Philadelphia Music

  • November 14, 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Southwest corner of 6th and Walnut Streets, at the entrance to Washington Square
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Lost Sites & Sounds of Early Philadelphia Music is a two-hour walking tour that features sites and stories of many important locations in eighteenth and early nineteenth century Philadelphia music.

Included are the sites of America’s first permanent theater building, first opera performance, and first “mega-concert,” as well as the site of Philadelphia’s first public concert and locations of its early concert halls and homes of its prominent musicians.

Tour leader Jack McCarthy is a professional archivist and historian with a particular interest in Philadelphia music. He has a master’s degree in music history from West Chester University and regularly writes, lectures, and gives tours on Philadelphia music history for Hidden City and others. In addition to his current work as a project director for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Jack served as consulting archivist for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2012-2013 Leopold Stokowski centennial and for the 2014 audio documentary on Philadelphia Black radio, Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio.



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