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I Lift My Lamp: Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America with Jacqueline Schwab

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$15 – $18

Doors 6:30 PM // Concert 7:00 PM
$15 advance, $18 door
Beer // wine // non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. No food.

Pianist Jacqueline Schwab’s musical sensibilities arose from her immersion in the rich classical and folk music scenes of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s “melting pot” and later in Boston, Massachusetts. She spins musical stories, building bridges to connect listeners to the different cultures and strands forming our American music. Her signature playing infuses the sound tracks of Ken Burns’ Grammy-winning Civil War, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, Mark Twain, The War, and others. She has performed at the White House for President Clinton, and, with Scottish singer Jean Redpath, on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion and on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. Jacqueline graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston, majoring in piano improvisation. She lives on Cape Cod and has performed in almost every State of the Union.

Jacqueline’s Sunday, May 19 I Lift My Lamp—Vintage Songs and Dances of Immigrant America concert at The Front Porch celebrates our country’s immigrants, their vibrant spirit of community music-making, and their multicultural contributions to our heritage. She will reflect on growing up in Pittsburgh’s “melting pot” and perform music from Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Finland, Eastern Europe, the African-American community, Canada, Cuba, Brazil and Argentina, along with Tin Pan Alley tunes, American “standards” and more.

Jacqueline Schwab will offer a workshop on musical improvisation called Expand Your Musical Bounds earlier this day from 2 – 4 PM. More information and registration HERE.

*Please note: We have a 100 person capacity. The first 80 people to arrive are guaranteed seats, and the remainder is standing room.


May 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15 – $18
Event Category:


The Front Porch


The Front Porch
221 E. Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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