The Musical World of Don Quixote

A Festival Weekend: October 8-9, 2016

Cervantes’ Don Quixote, regarded as the first truly modern novel, explored an emerging sense that humans have a central role to play in the universe. This iconic work provides the narrative arc of Piffaro’s program which offers a musical parallel taking listeners into the sound world of the Spanish golden age.

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Saturday, October 8, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 9, 3:00pm
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 38th and Chestnut, Philadelphia [directions]

Piffaro recreates the “soundtrack” to one of the best stories ever written with the help of a star-studded roster of special guests: New York Polyphony, soprano Nell Snaidas, percussionist Glen Velez, and guitarist Charles Weaver
also featuring Josep Borras, double reeds and Eric Schmalz, sackbut

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Symposium: Music, Word and Art in the Age of Cervantes
Saturday, October 8
2:00 – 3:30 and 4:00 – 5:00
Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 34th & Walnut, Philadelphia [directions]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Rosenbach Museum and Library
Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manusciprts
The Rare Book Room at the Free Library of Philadelphia
The Fleisher Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia

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The Musical World of Don Quixote has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage