If you’re going to California… don’t forget to swing by The Society of California Pioneers Museum in San Francisco where you can see their Singing the Golden State exhibit. The Public Opening is Thursday, February 23rd.
Curated by James M. Keller, the Program Annotator for the San Francisco Symphony and New York Philharmonic, “the exhibit features popular songs about the State of California dating from the Gold Rush through the vaudeville era”.
ShuaiBaJ and I just happened to get a sneak peak at some of the work last month and it looked pretty amazing.
According to a SCP press release, “the show spotlights graphically striking sheet-music covers published from 1849 through the 1930s, along with other printed materials, sound recordings, instruments, and memorabilia relating to California and its early musical life.
I would encourage anyone interested in both California and music to attend. Opening night is only $5 and curator-led tours will occur at 5:15pm and 6:30pm. With over 200 items, the event is sure to prove illuminating.