Spring Chamber Music Performances Return to Saint Mark's Church This Season
Curtis students give free lunchtime concerts April 13 through April 23
PHILADELPHIA, PA--April 7, 2015--This spring at Curtis, chamber music overflows beyond the usual venues and into the magnificent sanctuary of neighboring Saint Mark's Church (1625 Locust Street), with free lunchtime concerts in April. Between April 13 and 23, hour-long student recitals take place on select weekdays at 12:45 p.m.
These concerts at Saint Mark's offer a mid-day music break for Philadelphians. Patrons are invited to bask in the glorious architecture and acoustics of Saint Mark's as Curtis musicians share their extraordinary talent. Programs will feature works for strings, winds, brass, voice, piano, and organ ranging from time-honored masterworks to the music of today.
This series of spring chamber music performances is an expansion of Curtis's famed Student Recital Series, which presents over 100 free performances annually to the Philadelphia community and continues its celebrated legacy as the pre-eminent concert stage for emerging musical leaders.
Find program information for spring lunchtime concerts at St. Marks and the year-round Student Recital Series performances every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 p.m. in Field Concert Hall at www.curtis.edu/Recitals.
One of the world's finest and most selective conservatories, the Curtis Institute of Music offers a tuition-free, performance-inspired learning culture to 175 students from all corners of the world. Nurtured by a celebrated faculty, its extraordinary young musicians graduate to join 4,000 alumni who have long made music history. From Leonard Bernstein to Alan Gilbert, Samuel Barber to Jennifer Higdon, Anna Moffo to Eric Owens, Richard Goode to Jonathan Biss, Curtis alumni personify the school's commitment to excellence--onstage and in their communities--inventing careers with impact. Recent graduates forging 21st-century careers include Stanford Thompson, CEO of Play On, Philly!; the musicians of genre-crossing trio Time for Three (Zach De Pue, Nick Kendall, and Ranaan Meyer); and Yvonne Lam, violinist in groundbreaking contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird.
A busy schedule of performances, including more than 200 a year in Philadelphia and around the world, is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach. Dedicated to a tradition of excellence and innovation since its founding in 1924, Curtis is looking toward its centenary in a flexible and forward-thinking way, evolving strategically to serve its time-honored mission.
Spring Chamber Music at Saint Mark's Church
April 13 through April 23
1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia
All concerts begin at 12:45 p.m.
Monday, April 13
Wednesday, April 15
Thursday, April 16
Monday, April 20
Tuesday, April 21
Thursday, April 23
Free; no tickets required.
Managing Director of External Affairs and Patron Engagement