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Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson screening
Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 18:00–18:52
The Little will screen Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson (Bill Nicoletti, U.S. 2019, 52 min.) followed by a discussion between Kearstin Piper Brown, and Bill Nicoletti as part of the Classical 915 Presents series.
Join Classical 91.5 and the Rochester Association of Black Journalists for a special presentation of this film that traces the arc of opera singer Marian Anderson's life and her struggles against racism and poverty. "Once in a Hundred Years" refers to the quote of the great conductor Arturo Toscanini who once told Marian Anderson: "A voice like yours is heard once in a hundred years." Marian Anderson's story continues to inspire people from very different backgrounds and her achievements in overcoming bigotry have secured her a place as a true pioneer internationally and in her hometown of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. We walk the streets where she lived; talk to the people who knew her, knew her family, and someone she babysat; see where she was educated and went to church; and marvel at how she was able to transcend humble beginnings to sing for tens of thousands of people, and for Presidents and queens on the world's stages.
[source: Little Theatre calendar, 2019-Dec-9]