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Liang Wang and Benjamin Hochman Perform on the Alumni Recital Series October 9

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(October 4, 2011) The 2011-12 Alumni Recital Series, which brings distinguished alumni back to Curtis, begins on Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m. with a performance by Liang Wang, oboe, and Benjamin Hochman, piano.

Principal oboe of the New York Philharmonic, Liang Wang has performed at the Aspen, Santa Fe, and Angel Fire festivals. He was previously principal oboe of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin Hochman, winner of a 2011 Avery Fisher Career Grant, has appeared as soloist with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco symphonies and is an acclaimed recitalist. Both avid chamber musicians, Mr. Wang ('03) and Mr. Hochman ('01) perform works by Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Pasculli, and Dorati.

The recital takes place in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Subscriptions for four Alumni Recital Series performances are $95 and single tickets are $28. For tickets and more information, contact the Curtis Ticket Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu.

Part of the 2011-12 Appassionato season, which features bold programming, enriched curriculum offerings, and exceptional special events that herald Curtis's enduring influence on music in Philadelphia and the world, the Alumni Recital Series reflects the level of excellence Curtis-trained musicians achieve in the field. All artists donate their services, and proceeds benefit current Curtis students.

The Alumni Recital Series is coordinated by the Alumni Society of Greater Philadelphia and the Alumni and Parent Relations Office, who work together each year to decide how proceeds from the recital series can be most beneficial to the students. In recent years contributions have been made toward the purchase of student tickets to Philadelphia Orchestra concerts, acquisitions for the library, the student travel fund, and instrument repairs.

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 165 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.

 

Alumni Recital Series: Liang Wang and Benjamin Hochman
Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia
Liang Wang, oboe ('03)
Benjamin Hochman, piano ('01)

SCHUMANN Drei Romanzen, Op. 94
SAINT-SAËNS      Sonata in D major, Op. 166
PASCULLI Gran concerto sopra motivi dei Vespri siciliani
SCHUMANN Drei Romanzen, Op. 22
DORATI Duo concertante

Subscriptions for four Alumni Recital Series performances: $95; available from the Curtis Ticket Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu.

Single tickets: $28; available from the Curtis Ticket Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu. All artists donate their services, and proceeds benefit current Curtis students.

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