Event – Detail

November 17 at 6:00 PM
When Art Meets Music

World-class classical solo guitar music, fine art, and stimulating conversation. Join us for an evening that engages classical guitar music with the visual sense as we pair live classical guitar pieces with Western works of art and architecture. Attendees will be invited to enjoy the achievements of John Notman (architect of the Athenaeum), Vincent van Gogh, Paul Klee, and others, while listening to curated live classical guitar music. Exploring themes of classical composers such as Johan Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ohona, Bruno Bettinelli, and others in relation to visual masterpieces opens-up a magical opportunity for celebrating one’s visual and auditory senses, while appreciating the complexity, rhythm, and harmony between the two media.

Your hosts for this journey will be Eric Zillmer, Professor of Neuropsychology, Drexel University, and President of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society; Derek Gillman, Professor of Art History and Museum Leadership, Drexel University, and former President and CEO of the Barnes Foundation; and Scott Cooper, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Musicians will include Ana Vidovic, John Marcel Williams, Alejo de los Reyes, Lenny Ranallo, and John Penn.

The Classical Guitar Soirée Recital Series at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia is offered in partnership with the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society. A Soirée is a lively and intimate gathering that increases the knowledge of the participants through conversation and music. The classical guitar is often best listened to, appreciated and understood within this context.

PCGS members: Register as "Members" to get the PCGS discount price.

Non-member price: $35.00
Athenaeum member price: $25.00