Com­ing up in Philly music: It’s sum­mer time at Lau­rel Hill

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There’s always something special about a chamber-music performance that takes place in chamber music’s natural habitat. At the annual “Concerts by Candlelight” series in Fairmount Park, you can hear some of our region’s best chamber musicians in an iconic setting: the living room of the 18th-century Laurel Hill mansion.

The performers at the July 7 musicale will be the Dolce Suono Ensemble, one of the most consistent top-quality musical organizations Philadelphia has produced. Dolce Suono’s director, flutist Mimi Stillman, has been a noteworthy member of the Philadelphia music community ever since she entered the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of 12. She’s been playing with Philadelphia musicians for 25 years and she’s put together a troupe of A-list locals like Dolce Suono’s pianist Charles Abramovic.

The Laurel Hill concerts have been a fixture of the Philadelphia summer ever since the Women for Greater Philadelphia assumed responsibility for the mansion during the 1976 Bicentennial. The concerts are followed by a reception on the back porch of the mansion that reflects the informal, sociable aspects of chamber music.

Concerts by Candlelight will present the Dolce Suono Ensemble at 6:30pm on July 7, 2019, at the Laurel Hill Mansion Randolph Drive, East Fairmount Park. Tickets are $25 and they’re available at online, by phone at (215) 643-7923, and at the door.

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