The series showcases an array of professional and international musicians, not only performing gems from standard concert repertoires but also premiering works found among the wealth of materials—print and manuscript—held in the Kislak Center's collections, which are concurrently exhibited in the adjacent Henry Charles Lea Library. Enriching the experience of each concert, attendees have the opportunity to hear brief lectures by eminent scholars and graduate students that will contextualize the music historically, socially, and culturally. All concerts are on Fridays, unless otherwise indicated, and are free of charge. The pre-concert talk is at 6:15 pm, followed by the concert (no intermission) at 7:00 pm.
Presented by the University of Pennsylvania's Music Department, the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, the music series "Music in the Pavilion" takes place in the beautiful sixth-floor Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion in Van Pelt Library.
Music Department: Mauro Calcagno, Assoc. Professor of Music and Mary Channen Caldwell, Asst. Professor of Music
Kislak Center and the Penn Libraries: Lynne Farrington, Director of Programs/Senior Curator, Special Collections, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts; Liza Vick, Head, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library and Eugene Ormandy Music and Media Center
Photo credit of the Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion (below): Garrett Rowland