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Kamilla Arku, Piano
Callie Shell, Photography

Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas

Friday, March 6, 2020, 7-9:30p.m.


March 6th, 7-9:30pm

Amerikahaus Munich

Barerstr. 19a, 80333 Munich

Program:   Open House Format

            7:00    Welcome and Introduction of a new format for Dialogues on Democracy                                                               and                                Introduction to Callie Shell Exhibit

            7:30    Opening music at the piano

            7:45 - 9:30    A chance to view the exhibit and enjoy two 20-minute                                                                                                                                    music blocks by Kamilla Arku, a reception including finger food and drinks

Cost:  €25 “Unkostenbeitrag” (contribution towards expenses)

Join us for a last chance to see the wildly successful exhibit “Hope, Never Fear”: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas by award-winning photographer Callie Shell. The exhibit officially closes to the public on March 1st, but our partners at Amerikahaus have offered us the chance for a private viewing with an introduction by the President of Amerikahaus, Dr. Meike Zwingenberger, who will also offer information about several of the photos throughout the evening.

London-based pianist Kamilla Arku is a graduate of Yale University and the Royal Northern College of Music. Born in Switzerland to Liberian and Norwegian parents, Kamilla began to study the piano after moving to the U.S. at a young age. Kamilla gave her London debut at the renowned 'Pianists of the World' series at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in 2013, and has since performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK and abroad. Recent highlights include recitals in Lisbon, London and Paris; interviews and performances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio London; duo performances with Stephen Kovacevich, Alice Zawadzki and Leon Bosch; and collaborations with visual artists Jordan Soderberg Mills and Amale Freiha Khlat. 

Kamilla will present a program of piano music by pioneering African-American composers. From the masterworks of Duke Ellington and Margaret Bonds to contemporary offerings from Tania León and Fred Onovwerosuoke, Kamilla will celebrate the innovation and artistry of some of America's greatest composers.



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