2017 Concerts

Concerts by Candlelight Photograph of the piono forte in the music room at Laurel Hill Mansion where concerts are held.

The Women for Greater Philadelphia are pleased to announce the 42th Anniversary Season of Concerts by Candlelight at Laurel Hill Mansion. On five Sunday evenings throughout the summer of 2017, we will again present our series of chamber music concerts performed by musicians from the Philadelphia area. Through the years it has been our good fortune to have had so many accomplished artists accepting our invitation to play. To help defray the cost of these wonderful performances, we accept tax deductible contributions of any amount. If you would like to become a Sponsor or Patron, we will gladly add your name to our printed program. Of course we shall end each concert evening with our lovely reception on the porch overlooking the river, where you may enjoy refreshments and have the opportunity to meet and greet the artists. We do hope you will join us.
Sincerely,
Barbara Frankl, Music Chairperson

 Email concerts@laurelhillmansion.org for more information.

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June 25, 2017  6:30-8:30 PM  The Dolce Suono Ensemble Printable flyer for the June 25, 2017 concert by The Dolce Suono Ensemble that will take place at Laurel Hill Mansion in Philadelphia PA
Mimi Stillman, flute
William Polk, violin
Kerri Ryan, viola
Arlen Hlusko, cello
Gideon Whitehead, guitar
perform music by Handel, Corelli, Mozart, Haydn, Pleyel, and Frances Hopkinson
“Music In The Second Capital”
An exploration of the musical tastes of the Founding Fathers and music culture of Philadelphia in the late colonial and early republic period.

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July 9, 2017  Principally Harps

July 23, 2017  The Wister Quartet

August 6, 2017  Allen Krantz

August 20, 2017  Franklin Quartet


Concert Tickets & Sponsorship

Your tickets will be held at the door.

Donations help defray the cost of presenting the concerts. Any amount is appreciated.

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A harp stands in the beautiful Octagon Room of Laurel Hill Mansion wjhere the music series Concert by Candlelight is hosted.

A brief history of  Concerts by Candle Light at Laurel Hill Mansion

The "Concerts by Candlelight" series held each summer at Laurel Hill Mansion has been delighting citizens since its inception in 1976.  The concerts highlighting local and national musicians are organized by Women For Greater Philadelphia’s music committee.  Some of the artists that have performed include the Jubal trio with Sue Ann Kahn, The Wister Quartet and Susan Duer.  The series which focuses on chamber music takes place in Laurel Hill Mansion's famous octagonal room.

These popular summer concerts are held in honor of Mrs. Esther Kahn, music chairman of Women for Greater Philadelphia, for twenty years until her death in 1996.


Read about the 2014 concert season

At Laurel Hill, An 1830 Music Room Lives On

by Vickie M. Feldman
posted August 7, 2014 on Hidden City Philadelphia