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Save the Dates for the 2017–18 season at Curtis!


We are excited to announce the Curtis Institute of Music's 2017–18 season! This season is full of compelling offerings, including the rarely performed opera A Quiet Place by alumnus Leonard Bernstein; intimate recitals featuring Sarah Shafer, Peter Wiley, Jonathan Biss, and other distinguished alumni and faculty; and Curtis Symphony Orchestra concerts led by renowned conductors from around the world. Be sure to mark your calendars—we look forward to seeing you this season!

Single tickets will be available for sale later this summer. Purchase information will be posted here as it becomes available.



Curtis Symphony Orchestra       

October 29             Juanjo Mena, conductor                                               
January 28 Gilbert Varga, conductor
April 29 Karina Canellakis (Violin ’04), conductor   


Curtis Opera Theatre      

 (Basic)  (Premium)

October 5, 6, 7, 8                                      DEBUSSY,   Impressions of Pelléas    
November 16, 17, 18, 19  TCHAIKOVSKY,  Eugene Onegin
March 7, 9, 11, 13  BERNSTEIN,  A Quiet Place*
May 3, 5, 6       

WEILL, Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel and MENOTTI, The Medium*    

*The productions of A Quiet Place, Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel, and The Medium at the Perelman Theater are made possible, in part, through a partnership between Curtis Opera Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  


Curtis Presents                                

October 17                                                 Noah Bendix-Balgley, Peter Wiley (Cello ’74), and Robert Levin              
November 5 Sarah Shafer (Opera ’14) and Mikael Eliasen
December 9 Aizuri Quartet (String Quartet '16) with Jonathan Biss (Piano ’01)
February 10 David Shifrin (Clarinet ’71) and the Zorá Quartet
April 15  Marinus Ensemble with Michael Rusinek (Clarinet ’92)


Student Recital Series

October 20     

First Student Recital    

Recitals take place most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Field Concert Hall.


Family Concerts




Performances, artists, and venues are subject to change 


No Curtis performances are scheduled for the next week. To learn about future events, check the calendar on the lower left, the series tabs above, or the browse options to the right.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013, 8:00 PM



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Curtis Symphony Orchestra

Curtis Symphony Orchestra Jahja Ling, conductor
Ida Kavafian, violin
Peter Wiley, cello (’74)
Robert McDonald, piano (’76, ’77)

at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA

Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA

STUCKY Rhapsodies
BEETHOVEN Concerto in C major for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra, Op. 56, "Triple Concerto"
MAHLER Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor


Three great artists-all Curtis faculty members-join forces for Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Ida Kavafian, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; and Robert McDonald, piano perform under acclaimed conductor Jahja Ling. The free-flowing, euphoric {i}Rhapsodies{/i}, by 2012-13 Curtis composer-in-residence Steven Stucky anticipates the passionate contrasts found in Mahler's mercurial Symphony No. 5. {b}Tickets{/b}: $10–$25; (610) 432-6715, {a href="" target="_blank"}order{/a}

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