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Curtis On Tour Visits New England July 17-25

Performances feature Curtis faculty, students, and alumni, including violist Roberto Díaz ('84), Curtis's president, and acclaimed violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen ('94)

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(July 15, 2014) The exceptional young musicians of the Curtis Institute of Music, "One of the world's most elite music academies" (BBC Culture), visit New England in July for performances and community events featuring faculty, students, and alumni. The school's global touring initiative, Curtis On Tour brings the world-renowned artistry of the Curtis Institute of Music across the country and around the globe.

Following a kickoff performance in Philadelphia (July 15), Curtis On Tour appears in Nantucket (July 17-19), Woods Hole, Mass. (July 20); Wellfleet, Mass. (July 21); and Rockport, Me. (July 24-25) . The New England tour includes two programs, each featuring an acclaimed alumni soloist. Violist Roberto Díaz ('84), Curtis's president, is joined by Curtis students for an all-Schumann chamber music program; while a chamber ensemble program pairs Antonio Vivaldi's iconic The Four Seasons with Astor Piazzolla's tango masterpiece The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (as arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov), featuring young Curtis virtuosos and violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen ('94). For more information visit www.curtis.edu/CurtisOnTour.
 

July 15: Field Concert Hall, Philadelphia

Curtis On Tour previews the New England tour at Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music on Tuesday, July 15 at 6 p.m. The program includes Vivaldi's The Four Seasons paired with Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with soloist Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin. Admission is free and tickets are not required. For more information visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902.
 

July 17: Nantucket Atheneum

Curtis On Tour performs an evening of chamber music by Schumann in the Great Hall at the Nantucket Atheneum on Thursday,July 17 at 7:30 p.m. Curtis President Roberto Díaz, viola, is joined by three students for Schumann's Quartet in E-flat Major for piano and strings. Students also perform Schumann's Sonata No. 1 in A minor for violin and piano, and Fünf Stücke im Volkston for cello and piano. Admission is free and tickets are not required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, visit www.nantucketatheneum.org or call (508) 228-1110.
 

July 18: Nantucket Family Concert and Master Class

In addition to local performances, Curtis On Tour participates in two community events while in Nantucket. Curtis offers an introduction to Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with a family concert in Hendrix Hall at the Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m. In this short program, Roberto Díaz and student musicians highlight key sections of this famous work for children and their families. Best suited for ages six and up, the concert is presented by the Nantucket Community Music Center. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and free for children under five, and are available from www.nantucketcommunitymusiccenter.org or (508) 228-3352.

Later that day, young violinists participate in a master class with a Curtis student at the Nantucket Community Music Center on Friday, July 18 at 2 p.m. Open to the public, no tickets required, more information is available at www.nantucketcommunitymusiccenter.org or call (508) 228-3352.
 

July 19: Nantucket Dreamland

Praised for its "aplomb, suavity and style" (Orange County Register), Curtis On Tour appears at the Nantucket Dreamland Main Theater on Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m., performing Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen. The concert will also feature projected photography by Cary Hazlegrove. Tickets are $40 and are available from www.nantucketdreamland.org/programs/live-performances or (508) 332-4822. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Nantucket Dreamland box office, located at 17 South Water St.

A limited number of VIP tickets, including premium seats and a reception with the musicians in the Harborview Room, are available for $150. Sponsorships with other special benefits are also available. Contact Kristen Loden, senior vice president of development at Curtis, at kristen.loden@curtis.edu to learn more.
 

July 20: Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.

Curtis On Tour appears at the Lillie Auditorium of the Marine Biological Laboratory on Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m. with a program featuring Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Tickets are available from the Marine Biological Laboratory at www.mbl.edu/concert or (508) 289-7423.
 

July 21: First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, Mass.

Presented by the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Curtis On Tour appears at the First Congregational Church on Monday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m., performing Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Tickets are available from Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival www.capecodchambermusic.org or (508) 247-9400.
 

July 24: Rockport Opera House, Rockport, Me.

Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts, Curtis On Tour performs Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires at the Rockport Opera House on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from Bay Chamber Concerts at www.baychamberconcerts.org or (207) 236- 2823.
 

July 25: Union Hall, Rockport, Me.

On July 25, at 9 p.m. Curtis On Tour presents an additional performance with the Bay Chamber Concerts at Union Hall in Rockport, Me. Acclaimed violist and Curtis President Roberto Díaz is joined by three students for Schumann's Quartet in E-flat Major for piano and strings. Students also perform Schumann's Sonata No. 1 in A minor for violin and piano, and Fünf Stücke im Volkston for cello and piano. Tickets are available from Bay Chamber Concerts at www.baychamberconcerts.org or (207) 236- 2823.

An embodiment of the school's "learn by doing" philosophy, Curtis On Tour offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. In addition to performances, students frequently offer master classes, in-school demonstrations, and other community engagement activities. Since Curtis On Tour was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have traveled to more than 44 destinations in Europe, Asia, and North and South America, with new venues added each year.

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artistson the highest professional level. One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis provides its 171 students with full-tuition scholarships and personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. Its distinctive "learn by doing" approach has produced an impressive number of notable artists, 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 alumni hold principal chairs in every major American orchestra, and each season they are featured as guest soloists with the world's leading orchestras, opera houses, and chamber music series.

Curtis's innovative programs encourage students to perform often and hone 21st-century musical skills. The school's facilities offer superb spaces for music-making, as well as state-of-the-art technologies to enhance learning. When students graduate, they become musical leaders, making a profound impact on music around the globe. To learn more, visit www.curtis.edu.


Curtis On Tour in New England
July 15-25, 2014
www.curtis.edu/CurtisOnTour

The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Tuesday, July 15 at 6 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia           

VIVALDI - The Four Seasons
Jung Min Choi, violin
Nadir Khashimov, violin
Ye-Rang Kim, violin
Marié Rossano, violin
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

PIAZZOLLA - The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov)
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin ('94)
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

Free; no tickets required. For more information, visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902.


An Evening of Schumann
Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Great Hall, Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street, Nantucket

SCHUMANN - Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102
John-Henry Crawford, cello
Steven Lin, piano

SCHUMANN - Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
Shannon Lee, violin
Steven Lin, piano

SCHUMANN - Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47
Shannon Lee, violin
Roberto Díaz, viola ('84)
John-Henry Crawford, cello
Steven Lin, piano

Free admission; no tickets required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, visit www.nantucketatheneum.org or call (508) 228-1110.


Family Concert: Introduction to The Four Seasons
Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m.

Hendrix Hall, Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Church, 11 Orange Street, Nantucket

An introduction to Vivaldi's famous work for children ages six and up, performed by the Curtis Chamber Ensemble.

Presented by the Nantucket Community Music Center. Tickets: $5 for adults, free for children. Available from www.nantucketcommunitymusiccenter.org or (508) 228-3352.


Violin Master Class
Friday, July 18 at 2 p.m.

Nantucket Community Music Center, 56 Centre Street, Nantucket

A student from the Curtis Chamber Ensemble works with young violinists at the Nantucket Community Music Center.

Open to the public, no tickets required. For more information contact www.nantucketcommunitymusiccenter.org or call (508) 228-3352.


The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m.

Main Theater, Nantucket Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center, 17 South Water Street, Nantucket

VIVALDI - The Four Seasons
Jung Min Choi, violin
Nadir Khashimov, violin
Ye-Rang Kim, violin
Marié Rossano, violin
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

PIAZZOLLA - The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov)
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin ('94)
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

Featuring projected photography by Cary Hazlegrove.

Tickets: regular admission $40, VIP $150 (including premium seats and dessert reception). Available from www.nantucketdreamland.org/programs/live-performances or (508) 332-4822. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Nantucket Dreamland box office, located at 17 South Water St.

Sponsorships with other special benefits are also available. Contact Kristen Loden, senior vice president of development at Curtis, at kristen.loden@curtis.edu to learn more.


The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

Lillie Auditorium, Marine Biological Laboratory, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, Mass.

VIVALDI - The Four Seasons
Jung Min Choi, violin
Nadir Khashimov, violin
Ye-Rang Kim, violin
Marié Rossano, violin
Curtis Chamber Ensemble 

PIAZZOLLA - The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov)
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin ('94)
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

Tickets available from the Marine Biological Laboratory at www.mbl.edu/concert or (508) 289-7423.


The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Monday, July 21 at 7:30 pm.

First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet, Mass.
Presented by the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

VIVALDI - The Four Seasons
Jung Min Choi, violin
Nadir Khashimov, violin
Ye-Rang Kim, violin
Marié Rossano, violin
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

PIAZZOLLA - The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov)
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin ('94)
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

Tickets available from Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival www.capecodchambermusic.org or (508) 247-9400.


The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 pm.

Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, Rockport, Me.
Presented by the Bay Chamber Concerts

VIVALDI - The Four Seasons
Jung Min Choi, violin
Nadir Khashimov, violin
Ye-Rang Kim, violin
Marié Rossano, violin
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

PIAZZOLLA - The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov)
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin ('94)
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

Tickets available from Bay Chamber Concerts at www.baychamberconcerts.org or (207) 236-2823.


An Evening of Schumann
Friday, July 25 at 9 p.m.

Union Hall, 24 Central Street, Rockport, Me.
Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

SCHUMANN Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102
John-Henry Crawford, cello
Steven Lin, piano

SCHUMANN Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
Shannon Lee, violin
Steven Lin, piano

SCHUMANN Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47
Shannon Lee, violin
Roberto Díaz, viola ('84)
John-Henry Crawford, cello
Steven Lin, piano

Tickets available from Bay Chamber Concerts at www.baychamberconcerts.org or (207) 236-2823.

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