Music in the Stacks

A collaboration between the Albrecht Music Library and the Department of Music, "Music in the Stacks" brings Penn musicians into library spaces for drop-in, public performances throughout the semester.

Photo credit (below): Kait Privitera

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events



Music in the Stacks: Penn Flutes Holiday Concert

Dec 4, 2022 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street

Just in time for the holidays, Penn Flutes, one of the largest active flute choirs in the United States, will perform a concert of seasonal favorites in the lobby of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.



Music in the Stacks: Penn Chamber

Nov 22, 2022 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street

In this installment, a celebration of the art of chamber music, ensembles in the Penn Chamber music program will come together for an intimate and inspiring program.



Music in the Stacks: Penn Flutes

Nov 11, 2022 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street

In the season opener, Penn Flutes will perform in the lobby of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.



Music in the Stacks: Penn Chamber

CANCELLED
Apr 23, 2020 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center



Music in the Stacks: Penn Flow

CANCELLED
Apr 17, 2020 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street

Students from the Penn “Flow” Chinese-Western Chamber Music Ensemble will perform in Van Pelt Library's main lobby. The ensemble features an innovative orchestration that juxtaposes Chinese instruments such as erhu side-by-side with Western instruments such as the violin.



Music in the Stacks: Penn Flutes, Library Choir

CANCELLED
Apr 17, 2020 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street



Music in the Stacks: Penn Chamber

CANCELLED
Apr 16, 2020 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center



Music in the Stacks: Fresh Flute Weekend, part two

CANCELLED
Mar 22, 2020 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street

Penn Flutes (in full force) perform in Van Pelt Library's main lobby. This program will feature Irish tunes. A post-spring break treat!



Music in the Stacks: Fresh Flute Weekend, part one

CANCELLED
Mar 20, 2020 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street

Penn Flutists perform duos and quartets in the Van Pelt Library's main lobby. This program will feature a new piece called Traveling for alto and C flute, and then a quartet by Casterede called Flutes en Vacation. A post-spring break treat!



Music in the Stacks: Penn Flutes, Deluxe Edition

Dec 8, 2019 at | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Back by popular demand, this wonderful group of flutists will present a holiday-themed program. This concert will take place in the main lobby of Van Pelt (first floor near entrance).



Music in the Stacks: Penn Chamber

Dec 5, 2019 at | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center



Music in the Stacks: Re-discovering the Ney

Dec 3, 2019 at | Albrecht Music Library gallery space (far West side

The recital is part of an ongoing exhibit project about the Turkish four reed-Ney instruments acquired by the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania as a gift given by Sarah Frishmuth, renowned collector of antique musical instruments at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. The recital offers an organological contribution informed by the ethnomusicological research on Muslim mysticism and listening by Juan Castrillón (PhD student, Penn).



Music in the Stacks: Penn Flutes, Natural Worlds

Nov 8, 2019 at | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

The intimate group of flutists known as the "Library Choir" will perform music from Holst's The Planets, de Falla's Ritual Fire Dance and Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture.