Thursday, November 19, 4 – 4:30pm
About the Event
Until we can gather together in person, we continue to celebrate the creative spirit online. We’re bringing back performers and artists from popular programs like First Friday!, Artist Bash, Barnes on the Block, and PECO Free First Sunday Family Day for #BarnesRollCall, a new Instagram Live series!
Every other Thursday, Kathleen Greene, our curator of public programs, will host intimate sessions with artists—keeping the energy and essence of our programs alive from the safety of home! #BarnesRollCall is a chance to jam, chat, and bring the creative community together. Watch on Instagram Live on your mobile device.
Our performance program, like the Barnes collection itself, united artists from a range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Since opening the Parkway in 2012, we’ve hosted more than 2,000 artists and performers from Philadelphia and around the world, sharing their unique voices and welcoming new audiences to the Barnes community.
Elizabeth Steiner is an accomplished orchestral harpist. She has performed as principal harp with the Baltimore Symphony, the Philly Pops, Delaware Symphony, Orchestra 2001, and as second harp with the Sarasota Orchestra, among others. She has accompanied afternoon tea at Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Hotel since 2013, and she has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Moses Sumney and Josh Groban. A passionate advocate for equitable access to quality music education, she serves as a teaching artist for the Lyra Society, a nonprofit that provides free weekly harp lessons to students in Philadelphia. And, in November 2019, Steiner gave a memorable performance at Artist Bash at the Barnes.
Jazz Singer & Bandleader
Harlem-based Dandy Wellington is a bandleader, entertainer, event producer, and creative consultant. Honed at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Wellington’s style is influenced by classic Jazz Age entertainers—but with an eye on the present. His clients includes Bergdorf Goodman, the National Museum of African Art, and the Rainbow Room, where he regularly performs with his band. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, and Image, among others. Watch his band's performance of "Bye Bye Blues" below.
Curator of public programs at the Barnes, Kathleen Greene is the creative force behind Artist Bash, First Friday!, and other popular performance series.
Barnes Senior Director of Admissions and Retail Operations Julie Steiner and poet Yolanda Wisher
Singer & musician M’Balia Singley and percussionist Alex Shaw