Sarah Shafer, soprano and Richard Goode, piano

The Program

Beethoven: Sonata in E Minor, Op. 90
Schumann: Selection of Five Songs
Schumann: Arabeske, Op. 18
Schumann: Selection of Five Songs
Debussy: Ariettes Oubliées
Debussy: Two Préludes, Book II
Wolf: Selection of Six Songs

The Venue

Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade, and an impressive collection of paintings.  It was once home to the Farmers’ and Mechanics’ Bank, which was an important Philadelphia institution of long standing and the largest bank in the city during the latter part of the 19th century.  For more information on the building’s history, please visit the American Philosophical Society’s website.