FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 4, 2019
Contact: Bernadette Gildspinel
Phone: 504 319 7770
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 6 – 7, 2019. The National Constitution Center, The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and the Painted Bride Art Center in collaboration with classical composer, Hannibal Lokumbe will present the world premiere of First Breath, Last Sigh: A Journey Called Life and the tribute performance of Children of The Fire in honor of Kim Phuc Phan Thi.
On Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00pm a National Constitution Center Town Hall conversation will feature the living story of Kim Phuc Phan Thi, the then nine year old Vietnamese child who was severely injured during a napalm attack on her village in 1972. The “Girl In the Picture” panel discussion will also include renowned journalist, Mark Bowden. The talk will take place at the National Constitution Center, F.M. Kirby Auditorium, Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are available.
On Saturday, December 7, 2019 The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and the Painted Bride Art Center will present the world premiere of First Breath, Last Sigh: A Journey Called Life and the tribute performance of Children of the Fire. The ninety minute musical performance of the two compositions is a protest against violence and war. The performances will feature a quartet of musicians, the Play On, Philly! Symphony Orchestra and the CAPA Concert Choir along side the brilliant Karen Slack (soprano) and Kelsie Onwuzuruigbo (soprano). The ceremony will begin at 6:30pm in the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral located at 23 South 38th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The public is invited to this free event.
For more information, contact Merissa Blum at 215 409 6645; Lynn Buggage at 215 386-0234, ext. 12; Laurel Raczka at 215 925 9914.