Revolutionary Germantown Festival & Opera on Tap Performance
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Noon-4pm: Revolutionary Germantown Festival
On October 1, 2022, we commemorate the Battle of Germantown with a site opening and tours, and a special evening performance following the festival.
The Concord School House and Upper Burying Ground will be open to visitors from noon-4pm, during the festival. Self-guided tours are available. At 1pm, we will offer a guided tour of the site. Admission is free; we welcome donations.
After the festival concludes, please join us for a special event by Opera on Tap: "The Sound of Revolution: A Celebration of American Vocal Music."
Bring your favorite picnic blanket, grab a crisp cider & join us for a dynamic evening of live performances showcasing the American songbook! In partnership with Opera on Tap Philadelphia and Cliveden's Revolutionary Germantown Festival, we are proud to present "The Sound of Revolution," a collection of songs exploring the themes & experiences of the American Revolution.
More about the concert, from Opera on Tap:
Since "the shot heard 'round the world" was fired at Lexington and Concord on that fateful April day in 1775, American musical culture has striven to distinguish itself and change the paradigm on the world's stage. Distinct only in the ways in which it blends our collective histories to emerge with something altogether new, American music intertwines the myriad ethnic traditions and stylistic influences that both make us unique and unite us as one. It is out of this social identity that the true great melting pot of musical composition blossoms, from which results Broadway, jazz, art song, and operas that tell our story. By drawing upon our past, we collectively create our future.