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The Lost Chord: November 28 - Quaker Notes

Round out your Thanksgiving weekend with two works inspired by William Penn.  The symphonic suite “Four Squares of Philadelphia” by Louis Gesensway (longtime violinist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and a pupil of Zoltán Kodály) opens with Penn’s prayer for the city and celebrates the distinctive characteristics of each of the public spaces he planned.  We’ll also hear selections from the unjustly neglected opera “William Penn,” conceived over a span of 25 years by Philadelphia composer Romeo Cascarino.  Penn’s influence is not stationary.  It’s a “Holy Experiment” in music, Sunday at 10 pm.