Curtis Crescendo Club
Young Professionals Supporting Young Musicians
Thank you to Philadelphia magazine for naming our Student Recital Series “Best of Philly® 2014 – Best Free Show”! The new season starts October 17, 2014—arrive early, as we’ve been having standing-room only crowds!
Our 2014–15 season schedule—our 5th anniversary!—is beginning to come together. Please save the dates for:
- 90th Anniversary Open House (open to Friends of Curtis at the $75 level and up), Wednesday, October 1
- Classics and Cocktails, the Crescendo Club's signature event (free/no membership requirements, attendees strongly encouraged to consider joining Friends of Curtis), Thursday, November 6
- Partnership event with BalletX on Thursday, November 20
- 90th Anniversary Gala, Wednesday, May 6.
Details (and more event dates) to come!
The Curtis Crescendo Club (CCC), celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, 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
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:
:: Invitation to Open House (This year, October 1, 2014)
:: 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
Classics and Cocktails (Free/no membership requirements, attendees strongly encouraged to consider joining the Friends of Curtis)
Thurday, November 6, 2014
Details TBD - view pictures from last year's Classics and Cocktails
Partnership Event with BalletX (Discounted tickets will be available for purchase here soon)
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Featuring the East Coast premiere of Matthew Neenan's Increasing, with music provided by Curtis Institute alumni
90th Anniversary Gala
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
More details and additional events coming soon!
Bobby Towcimak, Chair
Dean Vetsikas, Vice-Chair
R. C. Atlee
Susana L. Keller
Anna W. S. Matheson
John Papianou, Founder
Alexandra von der Embse (Oboe '12)
Amy Miller, director of institutional giving, (215) 717-3186