Barrels to Beethoven Ensemble presented by The Frick PittsburghFriday, June 26, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ten years ago, the City of Pittsburgh proclaimed June 26th Phil Solomon Day, in honor of Solomon’s impact and dedication to the steelpan and steelpan education. Join us as we celebrate Phil Solomon Day with a performance by the Barrels to Beethoven Ensemble.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 60 minutes)
Barrels to Beethoven is dedicated to preserving the steelpan through educational programs and interactive activities. The organization was founded by Leigh Solomon Pugliano, daughter of steelpan builder, tuner, and player Phil Solomon, to honor her father’s contribution to the instrument and continue his work. The organization teaches both playing and building technique, as well as the history of the Afro-Caribbean people who invented and perfected the instrument.
While we are unable to gather on the Frick grounds this summer, our belief in music’s power to bring people together is unwavering. We hope you enjoy this season’s virtual presentation of Summer Fridays at the Frick presented by UPMC Health Plan, in partnership with The Show Must Go On(line) pittsburgh channel.