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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          


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 at 8 p.m.

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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THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013, 7:30 PM



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Curtis On Tour

Two x Four
Curtis On Tour Vinay Parameswaran, conductor ('13)

at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

BACH Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043
Jaime Laredo, violin ('59)
Jennifer Koh, violin ('02)

GLASS Echorus
Jaime Laredo, violin ('59)
Jennifer Koh, violin ('02)

LUDWIG Seasons Lost
Jaime Laredo, violin ('59)
Jennifer Koh, violin ('02)

CLYNE Prince of Clouds
Jaime Laredo, violin ('59)
Jennifer Koh, violin ('02)

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
Jaime Laredo, conductor ('59)


The 2013 Curtis On Tour program juxtaposes old and new, with Bach's Concerto for Two Violins paired with Philadelphia premieres by Philip Glass, David Ludwig ('01), and Anna Clyne. Renowned violinists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh join the Curtis Chamber Orchestra, with Mr. Laredo sharing conducting duties with Vinay Parameswaran. {i}This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.{/i} Tickets and more information: (202) 467-4600, {a href="" target="_blank"}{/a}

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