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A Musical Tribute To the Dignity of Man
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Pasadena, California

A Musical


To the


of Man

Saturday, October 30

at 2:30 p.m.

Pasadena City College

Harbeson Hall Auditorium

1570 East Colorado Blvd.

(NW Corner of campus

facing Colorado)

Pasadena, Ca. 91106

Li Bai chanting a poem
Featuring world famous baritone William Warfield, pianist Sylvia Olden Lee and Chinese classical musicians.

Sylvia Olden Lee, pianist and vocal coach, was the first black professional musician at the New York Metropolitan Opera, as Vocal Coach from 1954-56, just before Marian Anderson's 1955 debut. For the next decade, she played and coached more than 500 concerts across Europe. She has been Professor of Vocal Interpretation at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia for more than 20

"The dignity of man is in your hands,

Protect it!

It sinks with you, with you it shall ascend."

From "The Artist" by Friedrich Schiller

The Schiller Institute was founded in 1984 by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, and every year, we celebrate the birth of Friedrich Schiller, the great German "Poet of Freedom," with a day of music, poetry, and drama in many cities all over the world.

In this crisis-ridden world of ours, where every second baby in Africa is born with the HIV virus, with wars ravaging Africa, Russia, and Indonesia, with many smouldering hot-spots throughout the world, and many "Littleton," massacres, the great challenge we face today is: How do we lead mankind out of this present, ugly culture of doom?

As an answer, the Schiller Institute is sponsoring a concert on October 30th, in Pasadena, a concert celebrating the greatness and dignity of man, as expressed through the creation of artistic beauty from three cultures: African-American, German, and Chinese.

The concert features world famous, baritone, William Warfield, and pianist and vocal coach, Sylvia Olden Lee, as well as Chinese classical musicians. The program will include American Negro Sprirituals, German lieder by Schubert, compositions for the Chinese guzheng and flute, Chinese folk songs, and Western and Chinese poetry.

Sponsored by

The Schiller Institute

Limited Seating: Call for reservations 1-800-325-1744

years, from which she is currently on leave. She is known as the teacher and inspiration for dozens of singers, including Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman. She plays many concerts annually in America and abroad. In September 1994, she participated in a concert tour of seven cities in Germany and France with five other African-American musicians, honoring the life of Marian Anderson, which was co-sponsored by the Schiller Institute.
William Warfield, baritone, is one of the world's leading experts on Spirituals and Lieder. He is the past President of the National Association of Negro
Musicians (1985-1990). Dr. Warfield was born in West Helena, Arkansas, to a family of sharecroppers. By the time he was 30 years old, he had won rave reviews in a sensational debut at New York's Town Hall. In the course of a career that has spanned more than half a century, his incomparable voice and charismatic personality have electrified the stages of six continents and earned him the title of "America's Musical Ambassador." It is a career that has witnessed both social ferment and show-business revolution. In his uncommonly personal memoir, "My Music and My Life," Warfield has written a unique history of 20th-century America.

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