Upcoming Events



Advancing the Warp

Shuttle Service @ The Arts League Closing Reception
Feb 29, 2024 at - | The Arts League, 4226 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA



Transformismo: Performing Cuba's Future

Colloquium Lecture by M. Myrta Leslie Santana
Mar 12, 2024 at - | Penn Music Building - Lerner 101, 201 S. 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

The talk delves into the influence of trans and queer performances in the Cuban diaspora, highlighting events like Wigwood drag festival in Miami, a 1980s album by a Cuban drag queen in New York, and ongoing work by a Black lesbian drag king in Havana. From her upcoming book, she contributes to discussions bridging performance and music studies, exploring the intricacies of trans and queer lives in the Spanish-speaking Americas.



Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans

Performance by Tempesta di Mare with Penn Colloquium Musicum and Soloists Meg Bragle (Artist in Residence), Kirsten Sollek, Rebecca Myers, and Gabriela Estephanie Solís
Mar 16, 2024 at - | Irvine Auditorium - Main Hall, 3401 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Vivaldi’s dramatic oratorio about Judith’s triumph over a siege in biblical Judea, composed for the star power of the all-female musicians of baroque Venice’s Pietà orphanage.



An Evening of Italian Madrigals

Mar 22, 2024 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center - Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, 6th floor, 3420 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Blue Heron vocal ensemble performs for the music series Music in the Pavilion, which takes place in the beautiful sixth-floor Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion in Van Pelt Library.



Penn Symphony Orchestra

Spring Concert
Mar 23, 2024 at - | Irvine Auditorium - Main Hall, 3401 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

A Tale of Two SymphoniesEnjoy the 2nd symphonies of two symphonic titans (who also happen to be two-thirds of the three Bs in music, Bach being the other third), coming together to celebrate the joy and optimism that characterizes both symphonies. 



Performing Preservation: White Women’s Voices and Old South Black Song

Colloquium Lecture by Mark Buford
Apr 9, 2024 at - | Penn Music Building - Lerner 101, 201 S. 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

This talk considers inscrutable contradictions in the reception of three early twentieth-century white southern women expressly committed to preserving antebellum Black vernacular song by performing the voices of their childhood “mammies.”