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Classical Guitar from Argentina with Carlos Pavan

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  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2:00pm
  • The Voelker Orth Museum
  • 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $12; $10 students

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.

About The Voelker Orth Museum

149-19 38th Ave.

Flushing, NY

718-359-6227


    The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden occupies a home that was purchased by a German immigrant named Conrad Voelcker who emigrated from Germany in 1881. After his death in 1930, the house became the home of his daughter, Theresa Voelker and her husband, Dr. Rudolph Orth. Their daughter, Elisabetha Orth, who lived in the house most of her life, in her will established the organization which now runs the museum. The immediate goal of the organization was the restoration of the Voelker Orth homestead. More than a century old, this house has been the home of a single family for nearly its entire history and has changed little since the days of Conrad Voelcker.

    A distinguishing feature of the museum is the garden, containing plants that were once regular favorites in the Victorian era. The garden is maintained using eighteenth century propagation methods and gardening techniques, such as hand pruning and the use of natural fertilizers and pesticides. Serving as a sanctuary, the garden’s many varieties of berry bushes and trees attract migrating birds, such as orioles, mockingbirds, and hummingbirds, as well as local species like cardinals and blue jays. In June and July, the butterfly bush attracts monarchs, swallowtails, and other species, and the bee hive is home to a thriving colony of honey bees which produce a modest amount of honey for their educational programs.