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The Curtis Crescendo Club comprises members of the Friends of Curtis, age 40 and under, who enjoy special networking events and other opportunities 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, including:

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

:: Invitation to Curtis Insider Events, a chance to see Curtis students "behind the scenes" in rehearsals and coachings

:: Discounted tickets to Curtis orchestra and opera performances

:: A subscription to Overtones, Curtis's semi-annual magazine

:: Listing in the Crescendo Club section of Curtis orchestra and opera program books

Crescendo Club membership proceeds are recognized with the Crescendo Club Annual Fellowship, held this year by cellist Joshua Halpern.



Curtis Crescendo Club/Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Young Friends Event

Monday, March 13, 2017


The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society welcomes tenor Mark Padmore and Curtis faculty member and pianist Jonathan Biss ('01) to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater. Join the Curtis Crescendo Club and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society's Young Friends for appetizers and drink specials at Garces Trading Company before this special concert, which explores Schubert's music in the final phase of his life.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and drink specials
Garces Trading Company, 1111 Locust Street

8:00 p.m Performance
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street

Mark Padmore, tenor and Jonathan Biss ('o1), piano will be performing the following repertoire by Franz Schubert:
Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959
Schwanengesang, D. 957

Tickets only $10 for Crescendo Club members. Use promo code CRESCENDO for discount - Purchase your tickets today!

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The Crescendo Club gathers Philadelphia's young professionals to celebrate the world's finest young musicians at the Curtis Institute of Music, where all students attend tuition-free.

"In partnership with some of Philadelphia's finest culinary and arts institutions, we host a series of free events each season to showcase the unparalleled talent of Curtis's prodigious young students, most of whom go on to perform at the highest professional level on the grandest stages across the globe. Where else in the world can you go to observe the next Lang Lang or Leonard Bernstein, while still in the process of developing his or her musical voice? Curtis provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its students so you can be certain all of the funds raised through your Crescendo Club membership are used to help fund the world's finest musical education for these exceptional young students."

--Marija Ugrinich and Dean Vetsikas, co-chairs of the Crescendo Club Steering Committee


Curtis Crescendo Club Steering Committee, 2016-17

Marija Ugrinich, co-chair
Dean Vetsikas, co-chair
R. C. Atlee
Christina Brus
Alice Anne Dolbin
Elizabeth Frey
Danielle Harrsch
Byron Kho
Bruce Leto, Jr.
Matthew Malinowski
Anna W. S. Matheson
Kelly McFarland
Eileen Murphy
Pavel Petrash
C. J. Walsh III
Erica Warburg
Alexandra von der Embse (Oboe '12)



Anna Matheson, director of special events and facilities rentals, (215) 717-3141

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