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Unity Through Music - A Purple Silk Concert

Apr 27, 2024 11:00am - 3:00pm

Great Wall Youth Orchestra returns with musical performances that can be heard throughout the Museum!

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Presented by the California State Railroad Museum and the Purple Silk Music Education Foundation

Join us to hear live performances of music from the cultures of railroad workers on the Transcontinental Railroad. Students of the Great Wall Youth Orchestra will perform songs from parts of Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America on traditional Chinese instruments, providing a multisensory historical experience as you explore the museum.

Museum admission includes access to this special event.

The performance will take place within the California State Railroad Museum's roundhouse where musicians and audience alike will be surrounded by locomotives, railcars, and railroad stories.

Performance Schedule

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Event located in the Roundhouse of the California State Railroad Museum.

11am - 12pm | First main performance

12pm - 1:30pm | Meet the students, see instruments up close, hear small sets, and participate in Q&A

1:30pm - 2:30pm | Second main performance

2:30pm - 3pm | Final Q&A

Made Possible By

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This event has been made possible by Arts in California Parks, a California State Parks program created in partnership with California Arts Council and Parks California. To learn more, visit www.artsincaliforniaparks.org.

Supporters of the Purple Silk Music Education Foundation include: