Join us for the culmination of the first phase of Opera on the Avenue! The free day-long festival will feature live performances, food, community vendors, and activities for kids. The highlight of the event will be a ticketed premiere performance created by soprano and writer Adrienne Danrich, focused on the story of African-American opera singer Anne Wiggins Brown, the first Bess in Gershwin’s iconic opera Porgy and Bess. Ms. Brown grew up in Old West Baltimore, just two blocks from the Arch Social Club where her father was a prominent early member. This project is in partnership with the Arch Social Community Network, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Black Arts District and the No Boundaries Youth Organizers. Special thank you to our event media sponsor, WYPR.
10:30am-2:30pm festival (free)
600 Block of Cumberland St.
(near Pennsylvania Avenue, one block off of North Avenue)
and at the Pennsylvania Ave. Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library located at 1531 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
7:30pm premiere concert (ticketed)
University Baptist Church
3501 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218