Music, Word, and Art in the Age of Cervantes Symposium

8 Oct 2016
2pm - 5pm
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia


Piffaro, the Renaissance Band. Photo by Katrin Talbot.

In conjunction with the Center-funded production, The Musical World of Don Quixote, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band holds a symposium exploring music, poetry, and art in the Spanish Golden Age, and its relation to Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote. The event will be moderated by Sonia Velázquez, assistant professor in the Romance Language Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Musical World of Don Quixote is a music and movement performance that will offer audiences a distinctive interpretation of Cervantes' four-century-old classic, Don Quixote. Combining narrative elements and ballads drawn from the novel, the performance will be recited in both Spanish and English, accompanied by monophonic melodies, organ and vihuela works.