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Curtis Crescendo Club

Young Professionals Supporting Young Musicians

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  About the Crescendo Club   |   Membership Benefits   |   Events

Crescendo Club Steering Committee   |   Contact
 

 

 


ABOUT THE CRESCENDO CLUB

The Curtis Crescendo Club (CCC) comprises members of the Friends of Curtis, ages 40 and under, who enjoy special networking events and other benefits to get more involved at Curtis and in classical music in Philadelphia. Each year, the CCC hosts an annual networking event, Classics and Cocktails, and is hosted by a member of the Curtis faculty, who provides commentary about the music and Q & A with student performers.

"The Crescendo Club is special in that the people we attract come from very diverse backgrounds and professions. Some have a musical background, some don't -- but we're all inspired by the talent and enthusiasm of these young musicians. And our events are really fun; they mirror the energy and excitement of the students."  --John Papianou, Founder, Crescendo Club


Membership

The Curtis Crescendo Club comprises members of the Friends of Curtis, ages 40 and under, who enjoy special networking events and other benefits to get more involved at Curtis and in classical music in Philadelphia. They support Curtis's full-tuition scholarships for all students with their Friends of Curtis membership gifts of $75 or more, and enjoy fantastic benefits for one year after making their membership gifts, including:

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::  Invitation to Annual Open House

::  50% off Curtis Symphony Orchestra and Curtis Opera Theatre subscriptions

::  Invitations to special networking events exclusively for the Crescendo Club

::  And more, depending on the level of your gift
 


EVENTS

Crescendo Club events are completed for the year but there are a few exciting summer performances in Field Concert Hall.

Young Artist Summer Program Faculty Recital

Friday, July 24, 2015
7:00 pm
Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust Street

Jessica Lee (Violin ’01) and Peter Stumpf (Cello ’85), members of the Johannes Quartet, perform alongside other Curtis Summerfest faculty in Dvorak’s transformative String Quartet No. 2. Beloved Philadelphia recitalist Charles Abramovic (Piano ’76) performs Mendelssohn’s first sonata for cello and piano with Angela Park (Cello ’07), principal cellist of the Seoul Philharmonic. The program also includes works by Manoury and Vinao, performed by the young percussionists of the Arx Duo. More information.
 

Young Artist Summer Program Faculty Recital

Friday, July 31, 2015
7:00 pm
Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust Street

Amy Lee (’05), associate concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Priscilla Lee (’03), principal cello of Opera Philadelphia, join with other Curtis Summerfest faculty in works by Dvorak and David Ludwig, artistic director of the Young Artist Summer Program. More information

 

Young Artist Summer Program Faculty Recital

Thursday, August 6, 2015
7:00 pm
Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust Street

Katherine Needleman (’99), principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Steven Copes (’94), concertmaster of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, perform alongside other Curtis Summerfest faculty in Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F major. Weston Sprott (Trombone ’06) of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra performs music by Ravel; and the program also includes works from YASP composition faculty Shinuh Lee and David Ludwig. More information
 

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Curtis Crescendo Club Steering Committee

Marija Ugrinich, Co-Chair
Dean Vetsikas, Co-Chair
R. C. Atlee
Trish Corvo
Susana L. Keller
Byron Kho
Anna W. S. Matheson
Andrew McCarthy
Eileen Murphy
Melissa Page
John Papianou, Founder
Pavel Petrash
Annie Ravert
Bobby Towcimak
Alexandra von der Embse (Oboe '12)


Contact

Diane Poff, institutional giving officer, (215) 717-3184

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