A 13-year-old wrote and the world listened….
A Summer Reading Experience for teens (and older).
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is presenting a multi-disciplinary program inspired by Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl. On June 28 Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh educator Rachel Herman will launch the program with a discussion preparing readers to better understand the Diary in the context of its times. After reading the book, participants will return on July 26 to discuss the Diary with Ms. Herman and each other. Contralto Daphne Alderson (see below) will join the second discussion.
The book discussions take place at the ACFL&MH from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free, but participants (13 and older) must pre-register. Please call 412-276-3456, x2 to register. For a downloadable flyer, click here.
Participants in the book group will receive a free copy of The Diary of a Young Girl and one complimentary ticket to:
We Remember: A Tribute to the Inner Life of Anne Frank
Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m.
This memorable concert pairs contralto Daphne Alderson and pianist Norma Meyer in their moving musical tribute to the young girl whose indomitable spirit survived and soared beyond her death in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945.
Deeply informed by Anne Frank’s remarkable and beloved Diary,as well as the eternal reverberations of the Holocaust, this carefully cultivated performance incorporates compositions by Gustav Mahler, Leo Smit, Michael Cohen, Harry Burleigh, and Pittsburgh composer Douglas Levine’s musical setting of Maya Angelou’s poem Alone.
A dessert reception with the performers follows the concert. Complimentary shuttle service will be available from the Carnegie Municipal Lot on Main Street (between Mary and Pine Streets).
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $5 for students.
Listen Locally: the 115th Anniversary Season is made possible in part through the generosity of the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust of The Pittsburgh Foundation.