Curtis Crescendo Club

A note from our co-chairs

The Curtis Crescendo Club hosts a series of exclusive events each year to introduce Philadelphia's young professionals to  the myriad musical talents of Curtis students. Many of these students will soon shine on the world's biggest stages, following in the steps of Curtis alumni like Leonard Bernstein, Jennifer Higdon, and Lang Lang. 

Since 1927, students have attended the Curtis Institute of Music tuition-free, allowing the school to attract the finest young musicians from around the world. To demonstrate our support, Crescendo Club members donate funds to support an annual fellowship for one of Curtis's incredible students. This year's Crescendo Club fellow is Joshua Halpern, an award-winning cellist from Dayton, Ohio, whose education we are thrilled to support.

We look forward to sharing the Curtis experience with you at an upcoming performance.

Eileen Murphy and C.J. Walsh III, co-chairs of the Crescendo Club Steering Committee

Join today with a contribution of $75 or more.

Curtis Crescendo Club Events





Past Curtis Crescendo Club Events

Classics and Cocktails

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Lenfest Hall, 1616 Locust Street

5:30–7:15 p.m. – Happy Hour Reception in Bonovitz Concourse
7:30–8:30 p.m. – Recital hosted by David Ludwig, Gie and Lisa Liem Artistic Advisor to the President, in Gould Rehearsal Hall.
After-party immediately following at the Prime Rib, 1701 Locust Street

Thank you to our event sponsors The Prime Rib, Foley Family Wines, and Yuengling.


Curtis Opera Theatre presents Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street

5:30–6:15 p.m. – Meet and mingle in the Prince Theater lobby (Concessions will be open)
6:30–9:30 p.m. – Eugene Onegin Dress Rehearsal
After-party immediately following at Aqimero at the Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avenue Of The Arts

Contributing member event. Invitations and tickets will be sent by mail.


Harold Robinson and Friends

Sunday, December 03, 2017

1–2:30 p.m. – Pre-concert gathering with Crescendo Club and PCMS Young Friends.
Amada, 217-219 Chestnut Street

3–5 p.m. – Harold Robinson and Friends 
Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street

TBA                          Duos for double basses
SCHULHOFF Trio for Flute, Viola and Double Bass
PROKOFIEV Quintet, Op. 39


Curtis Crescendo Club Steering Committee, 2017–18

C. J. Walsh III, co-chair
Eileen Murphy, co-chair
R. C. Atlee
Danielle Bourgeon
Christina Brus
Alice Anne Dolbin
Elizabeth Frey
Amanda P. Howell
Byron Kho
Filiz Leigh
Matthew Malinowski
Anna W. S. Matheson
Kelly McFarland
Philippe Poirier
Marianna Tretiak
Marija Ugrinich
Dean Vetsikas
Alexandra von der Embse (Oboe '12)
Kai Xu


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