LiveConnections Celebrates Women and Girls With Concert Featuring Philadelphia’s Joanna Pascale and Sister Cities Girlchoir

The December program at World Cafe Live features a new arrangement of work from Pascale’s “Language of Flowers” project.

 

This December, join LiveConnections for a program that celebrates the power of women and girls in our community.  Philadelphia-based jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale and the Sister Cities Girlchoir join together for a empowering, woman-centered jazz/choral extravaganza you don’t want to miss on Sunday, December 9 at 3PM.  Tickets to the LiveConnections concert at World Cafe Live are currently on sale.

 

The LiveConnections concert will feature the world premiere of a new choral arrangement based on Pascale’s critically acclaimed show “Language of Flowers,” with unique collaborations between Pascale and the youth of the Girlchoir. The piece draws on Pascale’s 2017 “Floriography” project, originally developed during her jazz residency with the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, based on the Victorian-era custom of sending elaborate messages through floral arrangements.  In addition, the show will feature works by female composers and lyricists from the Great American Songbook.

 

A singer of sophisticated taste, profound expressiveness, and raw emotion, Pascale is also a gifted educator who is a member of the vocal faculty at both Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. She’s been featured on recordings by Jeremy Pelt, Tim Warfield, Orrin Evans, Larry McKenna, the Temple University Jazz Band, and Garry Dial and Dick Oatts. Pascale made her recording debut with 2004’s When Lights Are Low, followed by the 2008 CD Through My Eyes and a 2010 duo recording with pianist Anthony Wonsey. With the 2015 release of Wildflower, she revealed her most personal and diverse collection to date. She received a 2016-2017 jazz residency with the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.

 

Sister Cities Girlchoir (SCG) empowers girls by building resilience, leadership, mastery and connection through a comprehensive choral training academy that invests in the unique potential of adolescent girls to enhance their communities. The program is research-based, and although a music program is an uncommon girl empowerment tool, SCG is modeled on the powerful impact that investments in the lives of girls make for the world. SCG is modeled after El Sistema, Venezuela’s monumental music education program that is transforming lives and communities.

 

The concert is part of LiveConnections’ 10th Anniversary season. The innovative music nonprofit has curated a series of educational and concert programming focused on intersections between music and social change.

 

Tickets are $27 or $22 with student ID and can be purchased by visiting LiveConnections.org.

 

DETAILS

LiveConnections presents

Joanna Pascale + Sister Cities Girlchoir
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00PM
World Cafe Live: 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

$27 or $22 with student ID (including service fees)

Www.liveconnections.org/pascale

 

ABOUT JOANNA PASCALE: Lyric is paramount for Philadelphia-based vocalist Joanna Pascale, who insists that she cannot perform a song unless she can connect personally with its lyrics. But once she’s found that connection, there’s no one who can better convey the emotion of those words more directly and intimately than Pascale. A singer of sophisticated taste, profound expressiveness, and raw emotion, Pascale is also a gifted educator who is a member of the vocal faculty at both Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. She’s been featured on recordings by Jeremy Pelt, Tim Warfield, Orrin Evans, Larry McKenna, the Temple University Jazz Band, and Garry Dial and Dick Oatts. Pascale made her recording debut with 2004’s When Lights Are Low, followed by the 2008 CD Through My Eyes and a 2010 duo recording with pianist Anthony Wonsey. With the 2015 release of Wildflower, she revealed her most personal and diverse collection to date. She received a 2016-2017 jazz residency with the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. Learn more at joannapascale.com.

ABOUT SISTER CITIES GIRLCHOIR: Sister Cities Girlchoir (SCG) empowers girls by building resilience, leadership, mastery and connection through a comprehensive choral training academy that invests in the unique potential of adolescent girls to enhance their communities. The program is research-based, and although a music program is an uncommon girl empowerment tool, SCG is modeled on the powerful impact that investments in the lives of girls make for a city block, a neighborhood, a city….for the world. SCG is modeled after El Sistema, Venezuela’s monumental music education program that is transforming lives and communities. SCG Founder, Alysia Lee spent a year studying El Sistema and visiting programs in Venezuela and throughout the U.S. through the Sistema Fellowship at the New England Conservatory. Learn more at sistercitiesgirlchoir.org.

 

ABOUT LIVECONNECTIONS: LiveConnections is a nonprofit organization specializing in music education, arts accessibility and collaborative concerts. Since our founding 10 years ago, we have reached more than 38,000 participants through our educational Bridge Sessions and in-school residencies, and have presented more than 45 concerts through our critically acclaimed LiveConnections Presents concert series.

LiveConnections believes live music is an essential part of the human experience: it fosters joy and is one of the most powerful ways to build bridges between people. LiveConnections collaborates with artists from diverse music traditions to create our unique programming. We create opportunities for audiences with limited arts access — such as youth from Philadelphia public schools and people with disabilities — to be active participants in music-making. The music we create intersects with significant social issues, amplifying marginalized voices and encouraging creative responses to our world.

Notable projects include three albums of student songwriting created in partnership with Philadelphia public schools (A DAY IN MY LIFE, FIRST VERSE and WHAT’S GOING ON), our “Immigrant Songs” after-school program for refugee teenagers, “A Song Everyone Can Sing” looking at accessibility and inclusion through choral singing, and our “New Sound of Philadelphia” commissioning project which paired Philadelphia composers with Philly-based ensembles of a different genre.

LiveConnections’ work has been widely hailed, recently receiving an NBCUniversal “Project Innovation” grant, a Cultural Access Award by leading arts accessibility organization Art-Reach, a Social Innovations Award, a Barra Award, and a special resolution by Philadelphia City Council.

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