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Enjoy Curtis Performances at Longwood Gardens October through April

Visitors to Longwood Gardens will enjoy a new season of performances by the talented young musicians of the Curtis Institute of Music. Curtis students perform solo and chamber music throughout the year in the Longwood Gardens Ballroom, the perfect complement to a trip through this premier horticultural showplace.


The season begins on October 23, when singers from the Curtis Opera Theatre perform great arias and operatic ensembles with artistic director Mikael Eliasen, piano.

On December 9, the pleasures of brass music accompany Longwood’s visual delights as a student brass ensemble plays chamber works.

On select Sundays in February, March, and April, students from the class of 2011 give preview performances of their Curtis graduation recitals at Longwood.

And on April 2, Curtis On Tour returns to Longwood. Curtis On Tour is the school's national touring ensemble in which Curtis students perform alongside faculty and alumni. The 2010–11 tour features Curtis piano faculty member Ignat Solzhenitsyn (Piano and Conducting '95) joined by Curtis students in a commissioned piece by Daron Hagen ('84). Other offerings include works by Brahms and Kurtág and one of Mozart's beloved chamber compositions, the "Kegelstatt" Trio.

The ongoing partnership between Longwood Gardens and the Curtis Institute of Music aims to create new performance and educational opportunities for students while expanding Longwood's role as a dynamic and unique performing arts venue.

Longwood Gardens, located just outside Philadelphia in Kennett Square, PA, is one of the world's great horticultural displays, offering 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; and 20 indoor gardens within four acres of heated greenhouses. Longwood offers rigorous and extensive horticulture education programs, classes and lectures and presents varied performing arts events each year. Longwood is open daily. For information, visit www.longwoodgardens.org.

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective and provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its 164 students. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis’s distinctive "learn by doing" approach. This philosophy has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school's founding in 1924, from such legends as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber to current stars Juan Diego Flórez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, and Lang Lang.

 

 

 

CALENDAR OF PERFORMANCES

Curtis Opera at Longwood Gardens
Saturday, October 23 at 8 p.m.
Longwood Gardens Ballroom, Kennett Square, Pa.

Gifted young singers from the Curtis Opera Theatre perform great arias and operatic ensembles with artistic director Mikael Eliasen, piano. More information and tickets.


Curtis at Longwood Gardens
Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Longwood Gardens Ballroom, Kennett Square, Pa.

The pleasures of brass music accompany Longwood’s visual delights as exceptional students from the Curtis Institute of Music perform chamber works. More information and tickets.


Curtis at Longwood Gardens: Student Recitals
Sunday, February 27 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 3 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m.
Longwood Gardens Ballroom, Kennett Square, Pa.

The Curtis Institute of Music brings its remarkable young talents to Longwood Gardens throughout the spring for hour-long recitals of solo and chamber music—the perfect complement to a weekend trip through this premier horticultural showplace. More information and tickets.


Curtis On Tour
Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m.
Longwood Gardens Ballroom, Kennett Square, Pa.

Each season Curtis On Tour brings the extraordinary artistry of the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music to audiences nationwide, with tomorrow's leading musicians performing alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. The 2010–11 tour features Curtis piano faculty member Ignat Solzhenitsyn (Piano and Conducting '95) joined by Curtis students in a commissioned piece by Daron Hagen ('84). Other offerings include works by Brahms and Kurtág and one of Mozart's beloved chamber compositions, the "Kegelstatt" Trio. More information and tickets.


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(215) 717-3190
jennifer.kallend@curtis.edu

 

Elizabeth Racheva
Vice President of External Affairs and Patron Engagement
(215) 717-3187
elizabeth.racheva@curtis.edu
 


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