A Banner Year Is Here!

2014 begins the eight and a half month run up to the 200th birthday of the U.S national anthem—”The Star Spangled Banner”! The Star Spangled Music Foundation and its partners have developed an exciting year of exhibits, performances, publications and educational initiatives. Many of our events will be webcast and available to viewers across the nation. Highlights include:
Monday, Feb. 17—Poets & Patriots CD Release Recital and Party
University of Michigan Stamps Auditorium at 8 p.m. (free) (webcast)
April 2014—Publication of the SSMF Star Spangled Songbook with scores and commentary on two hundred years of Anacreontic parodies and Star-Spangled variants.
June 30–July 25—Banner Moments NEH K-12 Teacher Institute
Click here for application information
Thursday, July 3—Thomas Hampson Recital at the Library of Congress
Coolidge Auditorium
Exhibits from July through November at:

  • Grammy Museum (Los Angeles), Opening Sept. 2014
  •  Newseum (Washington, D.C.)
  • New York Philharmonic Archives
  • University of Michigan Hatcher Library, Opening Summer 2014
  • University of Michigan Music Library, Opening Summer 2014

Friday, September 12—Star Spangled Music Day
Celebrated with the American Choral Directors Association & America Sings
A National Day of Patriotic Song at K-12 schools across the nation, click here for info.
September 13—Spangled Spectacular Halftime Show by Michigan Marching Band
September 14—Poets & Patriots Concert at Harlan Hatcher Library
More Information to follow…