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Season Selections from Curtis

The following is a supplement to the liner notes for the 2009-10 Season Selections from Curtis CD. This CD is produced annually and offered as one of the benefits of supporting the Curtis Annual Fund.

Program notes, texts, translations, and chorus members (PDF)

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, “The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship” from Sheherazade
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
October 27, 2009, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center

BARBER, Selections from Hermit Songs, Op. 29
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble:
Sarah Shafer, soprano
Mikael Eliasen, piano
March 9, 2010, Field Concert Hall

HIGDON, Zango Bandango (Listen at Curtis’s Instant Encore page)
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble:
Sonora Slocum, flute
Stanislav Chernyshev, clarinet
Zoë Martin-Doike, violin
Jiyoung Lee, cello
Benjamin Folk, marimba
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano
February 24, 2010, Field Concert Hall

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor
February 7, 2010, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center

STRAVINSKY, “Tom Rakewell? … I wished but once” from The Rake’s Progress
Curtis Opera Theatre [in singing order]:
Nick Shadow: Evan Hughes
Tom Rakewell: Joshua Stewart
Anne Trulove: Ashley Thouret
Trulove: Evan Boyer
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Ari Pelto, conductor
November 19, 2009, Prince Music Theater

BARBER, “A sister I bequeath you … Where’s my serpent of old Nile?” from Antony and Cleopatra
Curtis Opera Theatre in association with Opera Company of Philadelphia [in singing order]:
Enobarbus: Joseph Barron
Caesar: Christopher Tiesi
Antony: Brandon Cedel
Cleopatra: Elizabeth Zharoff
Agrippa: Kevin Ray
Soldier of Caesar: Allen Boxer
Singers from the Curtis Opera Theatre and guest artists
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
George Manahan, conductor
March 19, 2010, Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center
Funded in part by: The Pew Center for the Arts & Heritage, through the Philadelphia Music Project
and the William Penn Foundation

SCHOENBERG, Kammersymphonie Nr. 2, Op. 38
Curtis Chamber Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
April 21, 2010, Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center

BELLINI, “Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni” from La sonnambula
Curtis Opera Theatre [in singing order]:
Rodolfo: Joseph Barron
Lisa: Kirsten MacKinnon
Singers from the Curtis Opera Theatre
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
February 18, 2010, Prince Music Theater

Curtis Symphony Orchestra CD coverThe Curtis Symphony Orchestra with conductor Christoph Eschenbach and soloist Leon Fleisher
(Ondine Records)

HINDEMITH Klaviermusik mit Orchester (for Piano Left Hand)

DVORAK Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World")

Recorded April 2008 in Verizon Hall for commercial distribution by Ondine Records.

Special thanks to the Neubauer Family Foundatin for supporting and underwriting this recording.

Postcard from Morocco CD coverThe Curtis Opera Theatre, Dominick Argento’s Postcard from Morocco
(Albany Records)

The Curtis Chamber Ensemble

Rossen Milanov, conductor

Listen to an excerpt

Recorded April 2007 in Prince Music Theater for commercial distribution by Albany Records.

This recording is supported by part by the National Endowment for the Arts.