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Ben, Penn & You

The educational institution Benjamin Franklin envisioned more than 250 years ago that became Penn will celebrate the 300th anniversary of Franklin’s birth with a musical performance, exhibits, and other events this month and later in the semester. See www.upenn.edu/secretary/benfranklin for an updated list of activities and programs.  For a virtual experience, see http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/franklin/.

Tempesta di Mare

Ambassador Franklin in London: Tempesta di Mare (above), a Philadelphia-based baroque orchestra, will present a concert of symphonies, concertos and overtures—in Irvine Auditorium at  8 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. The music Benjamin Franklin would have heard in the concert halls of London during his diplomatic missions, including music by Maurice Greene William Boyce, John Bach and George Frideric Handel are among those included in this program that spotlights a vital element of Franklin’s cultural experience and inspiration. For more information call the Penn Music Department at (215) 898-7544. $20 general admission, $10 with student ID, free with PennCard.

Please note: This concert will also be presented on Friday, January 27 at 8 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Swarthmore. General admission $20, $10 with student ID. The date in the January AT PENN calendar was incorrect.

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 17, January 10, 2006

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January 10, 2006
Volume 52 Number 17
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