Laurel Hill East

“Reclaiming systems, reframing progress–a modern exploration of legacy through live string music and spoken word.” -ChatGPT

“Nothing as compared in frankness to what is coming.” –Edward Bok

Social progression and its complications are the central themes of this ambient violin and poetry work by Heather Bowlan and Melinda Rice, performed at the family plot belonging to Philadelphia publisher Edward Bok.

Together we’ll explore the change in relationship between humans and our physical environment in the transition from life to death, as well as other meanings of progression–legacy, relationships, economy—through the lens of Bok’s far-reaching life.


two show times: september 16, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm



  • FREE – Please RSVP at ticket link


DIRECTIONS & more information

This event will take place at Laurel Hill East, located at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132.

Cars will not be permitted into the cemetery during the event. Limited free street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood, as well as in two parking lots across the street from the main entrance on Ridge Avenue. Guests are encouraged to use Lyft/Uber or public transit if possible.

Accessible parking spaces will be reserved in the parking lot directly across the street from the main entrance (3822 Ridge Avenue), and an accessible shuttle from the main entrance to the stage area will be available to guests with mobility concerns. The stage area is approximately a ten-minute walk from the main entrance.

Seating will be on the grass; please bring your own chairs or blankets.