LiveConnections – The Big Hurrah

LiveConnections

LiveConnections - The Big HurrahI was lucky enough to be present for the The Big Hurrah an annual benefit for LiveConnections. The event showcased the work of LiveConnections which brings together artists from different musical backgrounds, and creates interactive, educational performances for urban youth and special needs populations.  The events are hosted at World Cafe Live, which founder Hal Real describes as a “great clubhouse,” where musicians, and music lovers have been gathering for the past 10 years.

Highlights

A student from Freire Charter School reads her original poem backed up by LiveConnections artists:

A student from Freire Charter School reads her original poem backed up by her classmates.

Josh Robinson engages the audience in an interactive session:

The LiveConnections artists perform Magdalena:

About The Big Hurrah

Monday, October 6, 2014
World Cafe Live, Philadelphia

Featuring performances by:
Joseph Conyers, double bass (Philadelphia Orchestra)
Jordan Dodson, guitar (Astral Artists, Curtis Institute of Music alum)
Rebecca Harris, violin (Tempesta di Mare)
Yumi Kendall, cello (Philadelphia Orchestra)
Kristin Lee, violin (Astral Artists)
Luigi Mazzocchi, violin (Opera Company of Philadelphia)
Josh Robinson, percussion (Alô Brasil)
Alex Shaw, percussion (Alô Brasil)
And students from Christopher Columbus Charter School and Freire Charter School

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