Live Connections Presents Joanna Pascale + Sister Cities Girlchoir – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – December 9th, 2018

Live Connections Presents Joanna Pascale + Sister Cities Girlchoir

Live Connections Presents Joanna Pascale + Sister Cities Girlchoir

Sun · December 9, 2018

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

Live Connections Presents Joanna Pascale + Sister Cities Girlchoir
Jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale and the Sister Cities Girlchoir join together for a program that unabashedly celebrates the talents of women and girls in our community. The concert is part of LiveConnections’ concert series, which specializes in boundary-crossing collaborations, innovative new music and socially engaged programming.

Join us to hear the world premiere of new choral work 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. It’s an empowering, woman-centered jazz/choral extravaganza you don’t want to miss.
Joanna Pascale
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 http://www.joannapascale.com/.
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 http://sistercitiesgirlchoir.org/.
LiveConnections
Celebrating our 10th anniversary, LiveConnections is a nonprofit organization specializing in music education, arts accessibility and collaborative concerts. We believe 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. Since our founding in 2008, 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. Learn more at http://liveconnections.org.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/