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OPENICE at Christ Church: History + Music
September 19, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
One event on September 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm
History + Music pairs artists-in-residence International Contemporary Ensemble with Christ Church historians for music and storytelling that explores the Revolutionary figures and architecture that inspired In Plain Air composers Phyllis Chen and Nathan Davis.
Drop in between 3:00 and 4:30pm on either Wednesday, September 19 or Thursday, September 20 to meet the artists and experience an open rehearsal of In Plain Air. At 3:15, 3:45, and 4:15pm, historian John Bright will present short talks on Christ Church’s iconic bells, its history of grand pipe organs, and famed parishioner Francis Hopkinson—celebrated as a musician, organist, signer of the Declaration of Independence, designer of the American flag, whose three-century-old musical inventions and compositions directly inspired several In Plain Air movements.
This free event, a partnership with the Ensemble’s OpenICE program, shines a spotlight on Christ Church’s long history of and support for innovation in the arts. Come experience its storied campus in an entirely new way.