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Community Engagement

firebird at the Mann

The Mann's Community Engagement and Festival programs allow us to bring lively performances to annual community events including the Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival, Odunde Festival, and Community UNITY Music Festival, among many others. Our annual Community Festival produces original programming that impacts the community through a platform of special events.

Community Festivals

2018 | Brilliantly Bernstein: Beyond the Baton

A six-month festival exploring the legacy of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. 

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A Space Odyssey concert at the Mann
2017 | New Frontiers: Launch, Explore, Discover

A six-month project inspired by the 75th birthday of pioneering NASA Astronaut and Philadelphia native son, Colonel Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.

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Photo of the Firebird: Spirit Rising performance
2016 | Firebird: Spirit Rising

A five-month celebration of the human spirit's boundless capacity for good, imagination, creativity, and freedom.

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Liberty Unplugged poster
2015 | Liberty Unplugged!

A six-month festival celebrating Douglass, King, and Mandela and their powerful messages regarding human rights, voting rights, and freedom from slavery.

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Photograph of Octavius Catto
2014 | Philadelphia Freedom Festival

A seven-month project celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Octavius V. Catto and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

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