April 14, 2013 (4-6:30pm)
Venue: At the beautiful and historic Oaks Cloister in the Wissahickon
Buy a ticket at the Patron Level and be treated to a tour of the mansion by the renovation architect.
This delightful annual event presents glorious song and musical conversation, accompanied by delectable hors d’oeuvres and potables. Meet Artistic Director Alan Harler, Honorary Chair Rossen Milanov and hear selections of music offered by singers of Mendelssohn Club Chorus.
The “tacet” auction often features items such as elegant vacation homes and select items of fine art and crafts. A special afternoon not to be missed!
About the Oaks Cloister
The Oaks Cloister is one of the most magnificent private residences in Philadelphia. Designed in 1900 by Joseph Miller Huston, the architect of the Pennsylvania State Capitol, this elegant Tudor estate stands on a hill overlooking the greenery of Fairmount Park. Superbly restored under its current owners, Dr. Russell Harris and Mr. John Casavecchia, the Oaks Cloister has the distinction of achieving historical certification as one of Pennsylvania’s treasured landmarks. To read more about the owners’ careful restoration of the Oaks Cloister and the art housed therein, click here.
About our Honorary Chair Rossen Milanov
Rossen Milanov serves as the Music Director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, as well as the nationally recognized Symphony in C in Camden. He is the newly appointed Principal Conductor of Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain. Respected and admired by audiences and musicians alike, Maestro Milanov has established himself as a conductor with a considerable international presence. During his eleven-year tenure with The Philadelphia Orchestra he conducted more then 200 performances with that great orchestra, both as Associate Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orchestra’s summer home at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. An artist with distinct personal style, his performances are characterized by sharp musical intellect, artistic ingenuity, freedom and coherence.