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Cellist Carter Brey performs February 26 at the Curtis Institute of Music

This second recital in the four-part Curtis Presents series will be streamed live on Curtis Performs

PHILADELPHIA—February 23, 2017—Curtis Presents continues its season with a recital by Carter Brey, longtime principal cello of the New York Philharmonic, on Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m. in Field Concert Hall. With playing that has been praised as “probing, supple, and brilliant” (New York Times), Mr. Brey and pianist Benjamin Pasternack (’76) present a program of works by SchumannChopin, 20th-century composers Elliott CarterLeon Kirchner, and Leonard Bernstein, a Curtis alumnus.

A force in classical music for over 35 years, Carter Brey has appeared as a soloist with numerous major American orchestras. As a chamber musician he has performed and recorded with an elite circle of musical partners. He has been principal cello of the New York Philharmonic for the past 20 years and joined the Curtis faculty in 2008. 

Tickets are $25 and are available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or Curtis.edu/tickets. The concert will also be streamed live on Curtis.edu/CurtisPerforms at 3 p.m. EST.

The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP. Live streaming of Curtis performances in 2016-17 is made possible by BNP Paribas.

Curtis Presents: Carter Brey

Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

SCHUMANN  Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Carter Brey, cello
Benjamin Pasternack, piano

BERNSTEIN  Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, transcr. Benjamin Pasternack
Benjamin Pasternack, piano

CARTER  Cello Sonata
Carter Brey, cello
Benjamin Pasternack, piano

KIRCHNER  For Solo Cello
Carter Brey, cello

CHOPIN  Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Carter Brey, cello
Benjamin Pasternack, piano

Tickets: $25, available from the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/ticketsor (215) 893-7902.

The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP. Live streaming of Curtis Presents recitals is made possible by BNP Paribas.

Mr. Brey holds the Nina and Billy Albert Chair in Cello Studies.

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