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Diana Wensley
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(215) 717-3129

Jennifer Kallend
Managing Director of Communications
(215) 717-3190

 

Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents The Edge Effect: Composers and their Environmental Influences on February 24

February 21, 2018

Streamed Live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube); iconic Pierrot lunaire connects to Curtis’s all-school project


Curtis Institute of Music and Enchantment Theatre Company Present Family Concerts on February 18

February 9, 2018

The two Philadelphia arts organizations partner to bring Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals to life


Curtis Celebrates the Bernstein Centenary with Philadelphia Recital February 10 and Nationwide Tour February 11–March 18

February 6, 2018

Chamber ensemble of alumni and students perform around the country with a program of works by famed alumnus Leonard Bernstein, as well as Copland and Gershwin


Curtis Summerfest Partners with the Sphinx Performance Academy in Summer 2018

January 29, 2018

New collaborative model includes Curtis alumni on faculty and reflects a special commitment to musical talent in Philadelphia


European Favorite Gilbert Varga leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on January 28 at Verizon Hall

January 15, 2018

Program of musical storytelling features Corigliano’s The Mannheim Rocket, music from The Miraculous Mandarin, and Scheherazade


Curtis Graduates Bring Arts Access and Education to Philadelphia

December 14, 2017

2017–18 Partner Organizations Include South Philadelphia High School, William Cramp Elementary School, State Correctional Institution at Graterford, and Project HOME


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.