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join us 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. Buy your tickets now—we look forward to seeing you this season!

Subscriptions and single tickets for most performances are now available for sale. Please follow the links below for performance details and purchase information.


Curtis Symphony Orchestra          

October 29 at 2:30 p.m.           Juanjo Mena, conductor                                                                 
January 28 at 3 p.m. Gilbert Varga, conductor
April 29 at 8 p.m. 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     


Curtis Presents                                   

October 17 at 8 p.m. Noah Bendix-Balgley, Peter Wiley (Cello ’74), and Robert Levin             
December 9 at 8 p.m. Aizuri Quartet (String Quartet '16) with Jonathan Biss (Piano ’01)
February 10 at 8 p.m. Leonard Bernstein Centenary Celebration
March 4 at 3 p.m. Sarah Shafer (Opera ’14) and Mikael Eliasen
April 15 at 3 p.m. 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

October 1 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.                

 Meet the Zorá String Quartet!                                                      

February 18 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  

 Carnival of the Animals


Performances, artists, and venues are subject to change 


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013, 8:00 PM



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Curtis On Tour

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

at Miller Theatre—New York City

Miller Theatre—New York City

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: (212) 854-7799, {a href="" target="_blank"}{/a}

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