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'A Capitol Fourth' Airs July 4th

June 30, 2020

Capital Concerts has announced the 40th anniversary presentation of A Capitol Fourth, the national July 4th TV tradition on PBS.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional live A Capitol Fourth will not be held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol; instead, to ensure the health and safety of all involved, this year’s concert performances were pre-taped without a live audience. It will air on PBS from 8:00 to 9:30 pm on July 4, 2020.


The concert will also be streaming on FacebookYouTube and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2020. 


This year’s show is co-hosted by two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (Netflix’s You, Fuller House, ER) and multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams


The nation’s 244th birthday celebration will feature new performances from iconic locations across the country, including Washington, D.C, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, as well as highlights from the concert’s forty-year history and the stirring patriotic favorites viewers enjoy on the Fourth of July. 

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Urban Gardening Masterclass June 25th

June 23, 2020

The green-fingered folk at Tulip will be showing you how to create a leafy oasis with gardener Patrick Featherstone on June 25th from 8:00 to 8:45 pm.


Walls, balconies or windowsills – make the most of tiny spaces with low maintenance ideas and failsafe tips to keeping your plants happy and healthy.


You will need:

- Compost

- Plants

- A Pot

- Trowel


This event is free to attend but you will have the option to give a voluntary donation to NHS Charities Together, (registered charity no. 1186569) supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients.


Book your place here for information on how to join this live Zoom event.

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Celebrate Summer Solstice with Classical Music

June 15, 2020

Enjoy music from cathedrals across the country: San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Washington DC on June 20, 2020.


In partnership with San Francisco Opera, St. James Cathedral in Chicago, Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., this concert features musical performances recorded in each cathedral. 


The name “TILT” references the tilt of the sun at solstice, and a different angle on classical music. Join the celebration of light and music, and cathedrals as centers of art and solace in difficult times


Experience beautiful music in beautiful settings on the longest day of the year.


In memory of Paul Crane Dorfman (1939-2018)


Special Thanks:

Jane and Peter Carpenter

Valerie Crane Dorfman

Matthew Shilvock, San Francisco Opera


The Very Rev. Dominic Barrington, dean, St. James Cathedral

The Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, dean, Cathedral of St. John the Divine

The Very Rev. Randolph Hollerith, dean, Washington National Cathedral


Purchase ticket for $5 and select a time to listen here.

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