Special Events

Throughout the season the Curtis Institute of Music hosts special events designed for donors at various levels of giving, who gather to celebrate and support our extraordinary students and the unique education they receive here. Join us for one or more of these events and enhance your experience with us!

2017-18 Annual Giving Events 

OCTOBER 15, 2017 — 3 p.m.
Conversations at Curtis: Digital Archives
Milton L. Rock Resource Center
Composer's Circle and up ($500+)

OCTOBER 27, 2017 — 4 to 7 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal: Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Gould Rehearsal Hall
Conductor's Circle and up ($250+)

OCTOBER 30, 2017 — 12 p.m.
Annual Fellowship Luncheon
The Prime Rib
Fellowship Circle and up ($10,000+)

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Gideon A. Rodan Master Class with Gary Hoffman, cello
Field Concert Hall
Concertmaster's Circle and up ($150+)

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 — 6:30 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal: Eugene Onegin
Prince Theatre
Conductor's Circle and up ($250+)

DECEMBER 6, 2017 — 5 p.m.
President's Circle Dinner
Locks Boardroom
President's Circle and up ($25,000+)

JANUARY 28, 2018 — 5:30 p.m.
Post-concert leadership dinner following the Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert with Gilbert Varga
Gould Rehearsal Hall
Silver Circle and up ($2,500+)

MARCH 4, 2018 — 5:30 p.m.
Dinner with Sarah Shafer (Opera '14) and Mikael Eliasen, following their Curtis Presents recital
The Prime Rib
Gold Circle and up ($5,000+)

MARCH 28, 2018 — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Peggy Wachs Master Class with Colin Carr, cello
Field Concert Hall
Concertmaster's Circle and up ($150+)

2017 Annual Gala

Curtis gratefully acknowledges the generous supporters of the 2017 gala, which was held on Sunday, May 7 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. Chaired by Betty and Jim Matarese, the evening offered an opportunity to highlight Curtis on Tour, its purpose, and plans for its future. Over 250 people were in attendance and $500,000 was raised to support Curtis. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and three-course dinner followed by an orchestra performance that highlighted repertoire from the momentous 2017 European tour of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. The concert included Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben. Osmo Vänskä led the program, assisted by conducting fellow Conner Gray Covington (’17), and Peter Serkin (’64) was the piano soloist.

Save the date for Curtis’s 2018 gala on Sunday, April 29. More details will be announced soon! 

View photos from last year’s gala.