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Curtis 20/21 Plays the Music of George Crumb February 5 on the Student Recital Series

The 2011-12 Composer-in-Residence performs his Mundus canis (A Dog's Life) with guitar faculty member David Starobin

All-Crumb program includes ensembles coached by the composer

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(January 25, 2012) Curtis 20/21 plays the music of George Crumb, the 2011-12 composer-in-residence, on the Student Recital Series on Sunday, February 5 at 3 p.m. Winner of a Grammy Award and the Pulitzer Prize, George Crumb's reputation as a composer of hauntingly beautiful scores has made him one of the most frequently performed composers in today's musical world.

Student ensembles coached by the composer perform the song cycle Ancient Voices of Children; Eleven Echoes of Autumn (Echoes I) for alto flute, clarinet, violin, and piano; and Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik: Ruminations on "'Round Midnight" for solo piano. George Crumb also performs his work Mundus canis (A Dog's Life) for guitar and percussion alongside guitar faculty member David Starobin.

The free recital takes place in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia; no tickets are required. The performance is part of the school's 2011-12 Appassionato season, which features bold programming, enriched curriculum offerings, and special events that herald Curtis's enduring influence on music in Philadelphia and the world.

Curtis frequently hosts residencies by world-renowned artists, who work with students in master classes and chamber music coachings. Other artists-in-residence during the 2011-12 season include the Johannes Quartet, cellist Gary Hoffman, and the PRISM Quartet.

Each semester Curtis 20/21, the school's contemporary music ensemble, studies and performs music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The ensemble often performs in major venues outside of school and is committed to performing and commissioning works from Curtis composers, both current students and alumni.

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 163 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 Jonathan Biss, Juan Diego Flórez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, and Lang Lang.

 

Curtis 20/21 Plays the Music of George Crumb
Sunday, February 5 at 3 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

CRUMB   Ancient Voices of Children
  Eleven Echoes of Autumn (Echoes I)
  Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik: Ruminations on "'Round Midnight"
  Mundus canis (A Dog's Life)

Free; no tickets required.

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