Composers in the LimelightOn Sunday, November 12, the Pennsylvania Pro Musica stages two events on campus marking the 300th anniversary of Henry Purcell's death.
One is a performance of Purcell's miniature opera, Dido and Aeneas, at 6 p.m. in Bodek Lounge at Houston Hall. The Pennsylvania Pro Musica, under the direction of Emeritus Professor Franklin Zimmerman, is joined by the Convergence Dancers & Musicians, choreographed by Janaea Rose Lyn. (The opera originated as a danced presentation at the Chelsea Girls' School in England in 1689). For tickets, at $12, $17 or $22, call Upstages (893-1145) or write to the Pennsylvania Pro Musica, 225 South 42nd Street, Philadelphia, 19104.
Composer George Crumb, the longtime Annenberg Professor of Music here, will be honored at the second event, the Pro Musica's annual St. Cecilia Banquet starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium Restaurant, 36th and Locust. A 17th-Century dinner has been adapted by the Palladium from Robert May's 1685, The Accomplished Cook or the Art and Mystery of Cookery. For reservations, at $100 ($70 of it tax deductible), call Dr. Zimmerman at 386-3214.
Tuesday, November 7, 1995
Volume 42 Number 11