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Jazz Pianist Dave Burrell to Perform Portraits of Civil War Heroes

Pianist to premiere suite in conjunction with exhibit at Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia

Dave Burrell
Dave Burrell
The Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia
Elizabeth E. Fuller and Dave Burrell in reading room of Rosenbach Museum & Library

Dave Burrell knows a lot about the Civil War. Although no historian, the pianist has done enough research to support a doctoral thesis. Recently, the Philadelphia-based pianist was commissioned by the Rosenbach Museum & Library to compose a piece of music in conjunction with its upcoming exhibit on the Civil War. The exhibit is called The Civil War Begins and will feature:

• Eyewitness drawings by newspaper correspondents at the trial of John Brown.

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