Among the seven historic homes in Fairmount Park that served as summer homes for the wealthy, only one is a regular venue for the kind of music their original inhabitants might have enjoyed. Chamber music lives at Laurel Hill Mansion where about 60 people can sit in an intimate room where the Concerts by Candlelight take place each June, July and August, and listen to music salon style.
The musicians perform at the end of a beautiful room with a high ceiling and three tall windows overlooking the water. The five-concert chamber series, founded in 1976, is run by the Woman for Greater Philadelphia, which maintains the East Fairmount Park mansion in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood.
All concerts are on Sunday evenings at 7 pm. Refreshments are also served.
July 21 – La Fiocco July 28 – The Copeland Quartet August 4 – The Wister Quartet August 25 – Allen Krantz, guitar; Shannon Lee, violin Tickets are $20. For more information and reservations contact: Barbara Frankl, 215-643-7923, or send her an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Excerpts of an interview with Alma Jacobs, chair of Women for Greater Philadelphia and Barbara Frankl co-chair of the organization’s Concerts by Candlelight about the the summer series.