Musical Interludes

Musical Interludes, formerly Mansions & Music, explores connections between music, literature, history, architecture, and culture.

This season, PCM will present three programs featuring works from the first half of the 20th century, written by composers from three countries: France, the U.S., and Russia. Key cultural and historical events between the wars (mostly), including the end of Impressionism, the Russian Revolution, Women’s Suffrage, the Roaring 20s, the Depression, and the path to WWII, provide the backdrop for these music chronologies.

All programs performed by PCM faculty and friends, and presented in Barrett Hall, designed by Frederick Kennedy in 1929 (between the wars). Brian Lauritzen provides historical connections and guides our exploration of how the sounds of classical music evolved in these countries during this time.

Over the years, season sponsorships have been integral to the success of the series, helping create engaging concert programs while helping underwrite scholarships for music study, as well as performances for students, families, and the community to attend free of charge. We hope you will join us a 2022-2023 Musical Interludes sponsor!

Man in suit plays piano
Three singers perform with percussionists

Upcoming Musical Interludes Programs