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.

Taking 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 only in the wealth of materials—print and manuscript—held in the Kislak Center's collections. Enriching the experience of each concert, attendees will 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 and are free of charge. Refreshments begin at 6pm, pre-concert talk at 6:15pm, and concert (no intermission) at 7pm. Registration is requested.


About the Program

A subtle aroma of Romanticism: Music by Felix Mendelssohn and Louise Farrenc

Featuring the Department of Music's 1846 Érard piano.

Mendellsohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49 (1840) 

Farranc: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 30 (1842)

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Andrew Willis, piano

Steven Zohn, flute

Rebecca Harris, violin

Amy Leonard, viola

Eve Miller, cello

Heather Miller Lardin, double bass


About Night Music Chamber Ensemble

Night Music Chamber Ensemble is a Philadelphia-based chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing music of the Revolutionary era, roughly 1760 to 1825. Our repertory ranges from duos and trios to large-scale chamber works combining strings and winds, such as the imaginative symphony arrangements that were so popular around 1800, to concertos, cantatas, and concert arias. We've just finished presenting our third concert season in Philadelphia, with guest appearances on the inaugural PhilaLandmarks Early Music Concert Series and the Early Music at St. James series in Lancaster.

Our musicians are among the country's leading players specializing in historically-informed performance. They perform with and hold leadership positions in many prominent period-instrument ensembles, including Philadelphia's Tempesta di Mare, Bach Collegium, and Franklin Quartet, and, farther afield, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, the Handel & Haydn Society, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Kleine Kammermusik, NYS Baroque, and the Washington Bach Consort.



Music Department

Mauro Calcagno, Assoc. Professor of Music

Mary Channen Caldwell, Asst. Professor of Music

Kislak Center and the Penn Libraries

William Noel, Director, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts | Director, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

Richard Griscom, Associate University Librarian for Departmental Libraries

Liza Vick, Head, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library