Music in the Pavilion

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.

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.

Photo credit of the Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion (below): Garrett Rowland

 
SERIES DIRECTORS

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

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Upcoming Events



Arcana New Music Ensemble: After Shiraz

Music in the Pavilion
Feb 3, 2023 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, 6th floor

Drawing inspiration from archival exhibition catalogs of the Shiraz Festival in the Penn Libraries collections, this concert features music by contemporary Iranian composers. Throughout its run from 1967 to 1977, the Shiraz Festival was host to an array of contemporary classical and avant garde composers from Europe and the United States. Among them were Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis, Olivier Messiaen, Bruno Maderna, John Cage, David Tudor, and Morton Feldman.



Trefoil: Music to Lighten the Heart

Music in the Pavilion
Mar 17, 2023 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut Street, 6th floor

In this concert, Trefoil, “a hearty trio of medieval minstrels” (Philadelphia Inquirer) active since the start of the current millennium, will present songs from the Pennsylvania Chansonniere by Machaut and his contemporaries. With its trademark combination of voices and medieval plucked strings, Trefoil will bring these meta-texts alive in “otherworldly harmonies” (New York Times) with “subtlety, blend and nuance” (NPR) for the modern listener.

Past Events



Music in the Pavilion: Arcana New Music Ensemble

POSTPONED - DATE TBA
Apr 10, 2020 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion

The University of Pennsylvania's Department of Music and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts are proud to present our third jointly sponsored music series Music in the Pavilion.



Music in the Pavilion: Jasper String Quartet & Friends

Jan 17, 2020 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion: Penn sings Whitman

Nov 8, 2019 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion: Night Music Chamber Ensemble

Night Music Chamber Ensemble
Sep 27, 2019 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion: Tempesta di Mare

Tempesta di Mare
Apr 5, 2019 at | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion: Thomas Kraines & Friends

Feb 15, 2019 at | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion: Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano with Yu Xi Wang, piano

Nov 9, 2018 at | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion presents: Musicians from Marlboro

Sep 28, 2018 at | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion presents: Concordian Dawn

Mar 23, 2018 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion presents: KLEINE KAMMERMUSIK

Kleine Kammermusik
Jan 26, 2018 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion presents: Variant 6

Variant 6
Sep 29, 2017 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion series: Matthew Bengtson, piano

Matthew Bengtson
Apr 7, 2017 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion presents: Les Canards Chantants

Les Canards Chantants
Feb 10, 2017 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion presents: the Daedalus Quartet

Daedalus Quartet
Dec 9, 2016 at - | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion



Music in the Pavilion: Piffaro, the Renaissance Band

Piffaro, the Renaissance Band
Sep 23, 2016 at | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion