Curtis Crescendo Club
Young Professionals Supporting Young Musicians
Please join us for our 5th Anniversary Classics and Cocktails, the Crescendo Club's signature event, Thursday, November 6. Pre-concert reception in the Bok Room, 1726 Locust St., 6 p.m.; Concert hosted by David Ludwig, Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust St., 7:30 p.m.; Post-Party with complimentary champagne toast and happy hour pricing, Volver, Kimmel Center. Free/no membership requirements, attendees strongly encouraged to consider joining Friends of Curtis. RSVP required, and we anticipate this event will be at capacity. Thanks to our sponsors: Garces Group, WhistlePig Straight Rye, and Yards Brewing Company.
We are also pleased to partner with BalletX for the first annual Young Friends of Philadelphia Night, Thursday, November 20. Join the BalletX artistic staff and young professionals from arts organizations around the city for light fare, drinks, and networking. Pre-concert reception in the Wilma Studio Studio at 7 p.m., followed by BalletX's Fall Series 2014 featuring three contemporary ballet works and live music by Curtis alumni. Sponsored by Victory Brewing Company. Tickets required and only $30 with the code BX30.
Please save the date for Curtis's 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 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
Classics and Cocktails (Free/no membership requirements, attendees strongly encouraged to consider joining the Friends of Curtis)
Thurday, November 6, 2014
6 p.m. - Pre-concert reception, Bok Room, 1726 Locust
7:30 p.m. - Concert hosted by faculty member David Ludwig, Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust
8:30 p.m. - Post-party at Jose Garces's Volver in the Kimmel Center, complimentary champagne toast and Happy Hour pricing
RSVP required, space is limited.
View pictures from last year's Classics and Cocktails
Young Friends of Philadelphia Night with BalletX
Thursday, November 20, 2014, Wilma Theater
Pre-concert reception in the Wilma Studio Studio at 7 p.m., followed by BalletX's Fall Series 2014 featuring three contemporary ballet works and live music by Curtis alumni. Sponsored by Victory Brewing Company. Tickets required and only $30 with the code BX30.
90th Anniversary Gala
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
More details and additional events coming soon!
90th Anniversary Open House (Friends of Curtis at the $75 and up levels)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Sign in at either 1616 or 1726 Locust Street. Tour at your own pace from 5:30-7. We will repeat our popular scavenger hunt through which you will learn about Curtis and the 90th anniversary season as you tour our AV studio, organ studio, orchestra rehearsal, percussion coaching, vocal coaching, archival exhibit, library, and more! You must attend the post party at Misconduct starting at 7:30 to claim your prize...ranging from Curtis CDs to restaurant gift cards! RSVP required; bring a guest to get free tickets to a fall performance!
View pictures from last year's Open House
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