Lost Sights & Sounds of Early Philadelphia Music

  • June 21, 2014
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington Square (6th and Walnut approx)
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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 longtime Philadelphia archivist and historian who has held leadership positions at several area historical organizations. Jack has a master’s degree in music history and has been involved in several Philadelphia music history projects. He writes on Philadelphia music history for the Hidden City Daily.
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