Marian Anderson: Her Music and Life in Danbury

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Danbury Library
Farioly Program Room

Event Details

Famed Contralto Marian Anderson and her husband, architect Orpheas Fisher, purchased a farm on Joe's Hill Road in Danbury where they resided from 1943 to 1993. Mr. Fisher designed and built a studio on the property as a rehearsal space for Ms. Anderson.   The studio was rescued and relocated by the Danbury Museum after the property was sold.  Come and learn about this famous Danburian and her place in history with Danbury's City Historian Brigid Guertin.  Listen to selected samples of Ms. Andersons most famous recorded works, along with biographical asides.   

Free tour of the studio on February 24th!  Bring your Danbury Library card to the Danbury Museum at 43 Main Street before or after the presentation for a tour of the studio FREE OF CHARGE on Saturday, February 24th.  Tours are available between 10am - 3pm.  For information contact the Museum at 203-743-5200.    

Event Type(s): Presentation
Age Group(s): All Ages
Presenter: Brigid Guertin, Danbury Museum Director and City Historian
Maryellen DeJong
(203) 797-4505 ext. 7730

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