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Carlos PavanClassical Guitar from Argentina with Carlos Pavan

Sunday, January 26, 2pm

Carlos Pavan, an Argentine  classical guitarist/composer warms up the parlor with an afternoon of  original compositions drawing on Argentine tango/folks dances, jazz and classical forms.  Classical Guitar Magazine says of Pavan, "Striking music, great originality."

Carlos Pavan came to NY to continue his musical studies and has since performed in the major venues in New England and the Mid-Atlantic region, and internationally  in France, Ireland, Portugal and Japan. At the present he is the composer/guitarist/artistic director of the Park Slope Chamber Players with his 3rd album of originals works to be released by legendary Centaur Records.

Light refreshments served after the performance.  Admission $12/ $10 for members & students.

Winter Weekend Arts Festival

Join us for any or all of our special weekend events. There’s theater, art-making and movies in the mix!

TroilusTroilus and Cressida
Friday, February 7, 7pm

Hip to Hip Theatre makes a special winter appearance at the Voelker Orth Museum with a new workshop production of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, directed by Jason Marr.   

Seven years into the Trojan War, would-be lovers Troilus and Cressida pine for each other, encouraged by the hilarious Pandarus.  Meanwhile, Paris, Hector and Achilles fight over the fate of Helen of Troy. A rare opportunity to see Shakespeare’s funny, insightful and cynical take on the heroes of the Iliad.

The performance is admission free. Seating is limited.  Reservations suggested: Call (718) 718-359-6227 or email info@vomuseum.org.


ValentineCollage with Red: Lunar New Year & Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 8, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Come spend a winter afternoon creating collage Red Good Luck envelopes for Lunar New Year  and romantic Victorian Valentines.

We’ll share some vintage Valentine card inscriptions and designs for your reference and amusement.  There is a wonderful selection of collage materials available.

Suitable for all ages. Admission $5 / $12 per family; children under 3 free. VOM members $4

 

Cartoon RomancesCartoon Romances                                                     
Sunday, February 9 at 2 pm

A Valentine for all ages! Film historian Tom Stathes brings us a delightful afternoon of vintage cartoons from his extensive archive of 16mm film prints. He’s assembled a program of 16mm cartoon romances. Experience the magical world of vintage animation,  projected on film as it often was in homes through much of the 20th century.

Light  refreshments served after the screening.

Admission:  $5; children under 3 free. For children and adults of all ages.

Fantasy Terrariums:  Winter Break Family Workshop

TerrariumWednesday, February 19, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Use your imagination and a green thumb to start some new plants for your home.

Terrariums developed out of 19th century Wardian cases used to protect and transport plants over long distances, becoming a popular fixture in the Victorian home. Learn about the ecosystem of a terrarium and create one to take home.

We’ll provide an array of materials: you bring your design sense. A bit of history, a touch of science, and a burst of creativity make up this workshop.

Suitable for all ages. Admission $5 / $12 per family; children under 3 free. VOM members $4.



Con Brio Ensemble

Sunday, March 22, 2pm

With the arrival of spring, the Con Brio Ensemble returns to the Voelker Orth Museum, offering a delightful afternoon of chamber music in the intimate setting of the  Museum’s parlor. Diana Mittler-Battipaglia (piano), Alexander Meshibovsky (violin), Osceola Davis (soprano), and Gary Dranch (clarinet) perform.

Light refreshments served after the performance.

Con Brio TrioAdmission $12 and $10 for members and students.

This concert is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

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