December 5, 2020

Piano Concert: I Lift My Lamp—Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America

with Jacqueline Schwab

online via Zoom

Purchase Jacqueline's CDs in our shop:
Mark Twain’s America: A Portrait in Music and True Blue Waltz, and as part of Bare Necessities on the English Country Dance Collection.

About the Concert

I Lift My Lamp—Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America celebrates America’s immigrants, their vibrant spirit of community music-making, and their contributions to our heritage. Jacqueline will perform music out of her own experience, from the British Isles, Western and Eastern Europe, the African-American community, the Caribbean and South America. She will reflect on growing up in Pittsburgh’s “melting pot,” as well as her later exploration of music from many cultures.

There will be time after the concert for a Q&A session with Jacqueline.

About Jacqueline

Pianist Jacqueline Schwab’s musical sensibilities arose from her immersion in the rich classical and folk music scenes of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s “melting pot” and later in Boston, Massachusetts. She spins musical stories, building bridges to connect listeners to the different cultures and strands forming our American music. Her signature playing infuses the sound tracks of Ken Burns’ Grammy-winning Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, The War, and others.

She has performed at the White House for President Clinton, and, with Scottish singer Jean Redpath, on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion and on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. Jacqueline graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston, majoring in piano improvisation. She lives on Cape Cod and has performed in almost every State of the Union.

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