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.



Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Erich Korngold and Karl Weigl


Jasper String Quartet & Friends

J Freivogel, violin
Karen Kim, violin
Sam Quintal, viola
Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello


David Yang, viola
Clancy Newman, cello


The pre-concert talk by Penn Musicology graduate student Sean Gower will start at 6:15 PM.


This program is curated by David Yang, with the assistance of Liza Vick.


Free admission. Registration is requested. Click here to register>>



Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia's Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the Founder and Artistic Director of Jasper Chamber Concerts.


The Jaspers have been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and the New York Times named their recent album, Unbound, as one of the 25 Best Classical Recordings of 2017.


The Quartet's latest release on Sono Luminus features their commission of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Quartet No. 3 and Debussy Quartet Op. 10. This, their 5th album, adds to their recordings of Beethoven Op. 59, No. 3, Beethoven Op. 131, Schubert Death and the Maiden and the first recordings of quartets by Donnacha Dennehy, Annie Gosfield, Judd Greenstein, Ted Hearne, David Lang, Missy Mazzoli and Caroline Shaw. 



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