A virtual tour about Laurel Hill’s Musical Legacy on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Whether we can hear it or not, music hangs in the air at Laurel Hill Cemetery—heavenly intonations of the singers, musicians, lyricists and composers buried within. Visit the gravesites of those who contributed in some way to the musical legacy of America. In some cases, we’ll even hear their work. This includes the composer who created the first serious American symphonic work and was also the first music critic in the United States; the woman who wrote the first words that Thomas Edison uttered into his recently invented phonograph; and the “Bruce Springsteen of Early 20th Century American Opera,” who riled up audiences everywhere from Philadelphia’s Academy of Music to Teddy Roosevelt’s White House to the opera houses of Australia circa 1913.
This virtual tour will take place on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm, virtually through a Zoom meeting. A What to Expect email will be sent to all ticket holders before the talk starts with information on how to log in. (Please note, tickets will be on sale until 5 pm on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.)
Ticket pricing is pay-what-you-wish. Contributions will support the work of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. You can contribute through the RSVP link.
Tour Guide: Rich Wilhelm