Priestess and conjurewoman Toya Smith will trace the everyday cultural aspects of African Americans, exploring how those aspects are influenced by traditional African cultures brought over by ancestors. She will discuss how those aspects of culture are, in fact, ancestor veneration and a maintained belief in and participation in an African-based spirituality. Her talk will cover Black church music, tradition, and superstition.
We are excited to welcome the Baltimore Lieder Weekend back to An die Musik! All events are FREE thanks to The Hampsong Foundation and Free Fall Baltimore!
In-person and livestream tickets available!
- Friday, October 20, 7pm -
7:00 PM Concert 1 – All Schumann
Ryan de Ryke, baritone
Daniel Schlosberg, piano
- Saturday, October 21, 11am -
11:00 AM Lecture – “Grief and the Warping of Time: Brahms’ ‘In stiller Nacht”
Susan Youens, scholar
2:00 PM Masterclass –
featuring students from Peabody Conservatory
During this virtual guided course, educators, therapists, counselors, and guardians learn how to use puppets to create bridges of trust, engagement, communication, and motivation with children. Designed and taught by Lindsey “Z” Briggs, co-artistic Director of WonderSpark Puppets and Foundation Manager of The Jim Henson Foundation. Registration includes two 2-hour sessions and a customized hand puppet-making kit. A beneficial experience for those working with children in neurodiverse populations. Registration is required, space is limited.
Freedom and a Friend: Cultural Histories of the Guide Dog in the 20th Century
Aparna Nair, Assistant Professor, Health and Society; and the Centre for Global Disability Studies, University of Toronto-Scarborough
Part of UMBC's 2023 Humanities Forum
Similar to Juneteenth–a national celebration of emancipation and the end of enslavement in areas of the former Confederacy–Maryland celebrates Emancipation Day on November 1. This marks the date when a new state constitution ended the institution of slavery in 1864. Join David Armenti, MCHC Vice President of Education & Engagement, in conversation with Marcus “Sankofa” Nicks, Founder of History Heals Consulting, and Maya Davis, Director of the Riversdale House Museum.
This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required.