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The Curtis Institute of Music Announces Recent Additions to the Board of Trustees

December 7, 2017

New Board Representatives Named for the Alumni Network, Crescendo Club, and Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation; Bayard R. Fiechter named president of the Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation as former president Sam Shipley becomes trustee emeritus


Curtis Presents the Aizuri Quartet and Jonathan Biss on December 9 in Field Concert Hall

December 1, 2017

2015–16 string quartet in residence returns for recital including collaboration with famed faculty member


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents Works by Composer in Residence Chen Yi December 1 and 2

November 28, 2017

Philadelphia performance streamed live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube); repeat performance at Miller Theatre in New York City; Chamber works by Chen Yi combine Chinese traditions and Western tonalities


Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Eugene Onegin November 16–19 at Prince Theater

November 8, 2017

Joseph Mechavich conducts, Chas Rader-Shieber directs


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents Ecotone: Selected Works for Solo Instruments on October 31

October 19, 2017

Streamed Live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube); Solo works test technical and dramatic range of student performers


Juanjo Mena of the BBC Philharmonic leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on October 29 at Verizon Hall

October 12, 2017

Program features Short Ride in a Fast Machine, student soloists in Don Quixote, and Symphonie fantastique


Student Recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music Begin October 20

October 10, 2017

Exceptional free concerts by extraordinary young musicians three nights a week. Discover them before the world does.


Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Impressions of Pelléas October 5–8

September 28, 2017

Intimate retelling sees return of director R.B. Schlather


2017–18 Curtis on Tour Season Begins with Performances in Greece September 27–30, Latin America October 6–21

September 21, 2017

Concerts in Greece Revisit Gennadius Library; Roberto Díaz Leads String Sextet Through Latin America Including Home Country of Chile


Curtis Family Concerts Invite Audiences to Meet the Zorá String Quartet on October 1

September 15, 2017

The quartet in residence introduces families to stringed instruments with a program of performance and hands-on music-making.


Curtis Institute of Music Names Matt Morgan As Chief Technology Officer

September 7, 2017

Newly created position reflects ongoing investment in digital infrastructure


2017–18 Season Begins at the Curtis Institute of Music

August 31, 2017

Season features over 200 performances in Philadelphia, highlights Leonard Bernstein centenary


Curtis on Tour Returns to Nantucket

July 21, 2017

Curtis on Tour Returns to Nantucket with Thrilling Programs for Classical Guitar and Strings July 22 and 23


Final Three Concerts of the Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital Series

July 19, 2017

Final Three Concerts of the Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital Series Feature Distinguished Chamber Musicians on July 21 and 28; August 3


June 30 Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital

June 28, 2017

June 30 Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital Features Jeffrey Khaner, Mikael Eliasen, Jonathan Beyer, and Rachel Sterrenberg


Midori Joins the Curtis Violin Faculty Beginning in the 2018-19 School Year

June 27, 2017

Internationally renowned soloist joins a storied violin lineage and robust community engagement program at Curtis


Curtis Symphony Orchestra Tours Europe, Appearing in Finland, Germany, England, Austria and Poland May 20-June 2

May 15, 2017

The orchestra performs in nine European cities from May 20 to June 2, featuring guest performers Peter Serkin ('64), Benjamin Schmid ('91), and Curtis President Roberto Díaz ('84)


Osmo Vänskä leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra May 6 in Allentown and May 7 in Philadelphia

May 4, 2017

Featuring pianist Peter Serkin (’64), the concert previews the program Osmo Vänskä and the orchestra will bring on a nine-city European tour May 17—June 2 May 7 Preconcert Gala Celebrates Curtis’s Philadelphia Roots and Global Reach