Music in the Pavilion Series

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Detail from Ludwig Abielle, Ill sonates pour le clavicin ou pianoforte opera III (France, 17th century), UPenn Ms. Codex 13, Kislak Center.

Presented by the University of Pennsylvania's Music Department and 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 only in 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.

Series directors
Music Department

Kislak Center and the Penn Libraries

  • William Noel, Associate Vice Provost for Special Collections & External Strategic Partnerships and
    Director of the Kislak Center & the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
  • Richard Griscom, Associate University Librarian for Departmental Libraries
  • Liza Vick, Head, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library and Eugene Ormandy Music and Media Center