Curtis on Tour

Curtis on Tour

Since Curtis on Tour was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have performed more than 200 concerts in over 90 cities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Building upon the performance-focused learning philosophy of Curtis, the program offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. In addition to performing, students also offer master classes and interactive concerts, and participate in community engagement activities. Curtis on Tour also facilitates solo performances of Curtis students and alumni with professional orchestras and recital series. 

Curtis on Tour is the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.


Tours for the 2017-18 Season

Athens, Greece

Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library

September 27—September 30, 2017


Curtis on Tour returns to Athens, Greece, for the third year as the resident ensemble at the Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library festival, presented by the Schwarz Foundation in collaboration with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.


Performers and Dates

September 27 at 8:30 p.m.

Pallavi Mahidhara, piano (’10)

September 28 at 8:30 p.m.

Elena Perroni, soprano
Aaron Crouch, tenor
Edward Gazouleas, viola (’84)
Mikael Eliasen, piano

September 29 at 8:30 p.m.

Michael Rusinek, clarinet (’92)
Edward Gazouleas, viola (’84)
Mikael Eliasen, piano

September 30 at 8:30 p.m.

Elena Perroni, soprano
Aaron Crouch, tenor
Michael Rusinek, clarinet (’92)
Edward Gazouleas, viola (’84)
Mikael Eliasen, piano
Pallavi Mahidhara, piano (’10)

 

Latin America Tour

September 30—October 21, 2017


Program and Performers

Maria Ioudenitch, violin
Andrea Obiso, violin
Roberto Díaz, viola ('84)
Michael Casimir, viola
Joshua Halpern, cello
Young In Na, cello

PUTS               Arcana
MOZART        Grande Sestetto Concertante (after Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364)
BRAHMS    Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18

 

Dates and Locations

Philadelphia
September 30 at 8 p.m.
Field Concert Hall 

Washington, D.C.
October 1 at 3:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art, West Garden Court 

Mexico City, Mexico
October 6 at 8:30 p.m.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sala Nezahualcóyotl

Mexico City, Mexico
October 8 at 6 p.m.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sala Nezahualcóyotl

MOZART   Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra 
Andrea Obiso, violin
Roberto Díaz, viola ('84)
Orquesta Juvenil Universitaria Eduardo Mata

Buenos Aires, Argentina
October 10 at 1 p.m.
Teatro Gran Rex

Montevideo, Uruguay
October 12 at 8 p.m.
Teatro Solís, Zavala Muniz Auditorium 

Santiago, Chile
October 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Teatro Municipal de Las Condes
Afina International is the supporting sponsor of Curtis on Tour in Santiago

Talca, Chile
October 20 at 8 p.m.
Teatro Regional del Maule 

Chillán, Chile
October 21 at 7 p.m.
Teatro Municipal de Chillán

Leonard Bernstein Centenary Celebration  |  U.S. Tour 

February 10—March 13, 2018

Performers

David Shifrin, clarinet ('71)
Dominic Armstrong, tenor ('09)
Jiacheng Xiong, piano
Zorá Quartet

Dates and Locations

Philadelphia
February 10 at 8 p.m.
Field Concert Hall

 

Washington, D.C.
February 11 at 3:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art

 

Davis, Calif.
February 25 at 2 p.m.
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

 

Phoenix, Ariz.
February 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Musical Instrument Museum

 

Stanford, Calif.
March 4 at 4 p.m.
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

 

Portland, Ore.
March 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Alberta Rose Theatre

 

La Jolla, Calif.
March 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

 

Harrisburg, Pa.
March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Rose Lehrman Arts Center, Harrisburg Area Community College

 

Fort Myers, Fla.
March 17 at 8 p.m.
Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center

 

Palm Beach, Fla.
March 18 at 3 p.m.
The Society of the Four Arts

 

A Quiet Place (Curtis Opera Theatre)  |  New York Performance 

March 2018

Curtis Opera Theatre
Corrado Rovaris, conductor
Daniel Fish, director

BERNSTEIN              A Quiet Place

New York, N.Y.
March 13 at 8 p.m.
Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College

The Plains, Va.

September 17
Music in the Country recital series of Washington Performing Arts

Abigail Kent, harp
Alejandro Lombo, flute

Raleigh, N.C.

September 29-30
North Carolina Symphony, Meymandi Concert Hall

Micah McLaurin, piano

RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

La Jolla, Calif.

October 21
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

Ashley Marie Robillard, soprano
Dennis Chmelensky, baritone
Mikael Eliasen, piano

WOLF Italienisches Liederbuch

New York, N.Y.

November 2
Curtis at Steinway Hall

Wei Luo, piano
Zitong Wang, piano

Santa Fe, N.M.

November 3
First Presbyterian Church

Janice Carissa, piano

Carefree, Ariz.

November 4
Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

Janice Carissa, piano

 La Jolla, Calif.

November 7
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

Janice Carissa, piano

Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

November 12 at 7:30pm
Palos Verdes Performing Arts

Stephen Waarts
Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay 

Washington, D.C.

November 19
What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow

Student Ensemble TBD

BEETHOVEN Archduke Trio

New York, N.Y.

December 2
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

Chen Yi Composer Portrait

Schenectady, N.Y.

December 10
Union College Concert Series

Janice Carissa, piano

Fort Myers, Fla.

January 26
Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center

Elena Perroni, soprano
Aaron Crouch, tenor
Mikael Eliasen, piano

Kansas City, MO.

February 23 and 24 at 8 p.m.
February 25 at 2 p.m.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kansas City Symphony

Monterey, Calif.

March 15–19
Monterey Symphony

Conner Covington, cond.
Michael Davidman, piano

MOZART: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat major, K. 16
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
--intermission--
MOZART: Don Giovanni Overture
MOZART: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”)

Newark, N.J.

March 15-18
New Jersey Symphony

Four Vocalists TBD

MOZART Requiem

 

Schenectady, N.Y.

March 18
Union College Concert Series

Emma Resmini, flute
Michelle Cann, piano

 

La Jolla, Calif.

March 23
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

Jordan Dodson, guitar

Shoreline, Wash.

March 25
Florence Henry Memorial Chapel

Wanchi Huang, violin

 

Raleigh, N.C.

April 19–20
North Carolina Symphony, Meymandi Concert Hall

George Fu, piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23

 

Louisville, Ky.

April 27–28
Louisville Orchestra

Andrew Hsu, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

 

Luthersville, Md.

May 27
Chamber Music Society of Maryland

Ashley Marie Robillard, soprano
Dennis Chmelensky, baritone
Mikael Eliasen, piano


Curtis Symphony Orchestra Tour of Europe, 2017

The most ambitious sojourn for the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in nearly two decades took place in May 2017. Covering nine cities in eighteen days, the orchestra's 2017 European tour was packed with music-making, rehearsals, and on-the-ground learning. Students marveled at the acoustics and décor of classic old-world concert palaces and ultra-modern symphony halls, and reveled in their collaboration with renowned artists, including Osmo Vänskä, Benjamin Schmid (Violin '91), Roberto Díaz (Viola '84), and Peter Serkin (Piano '64). 

The tour started in Helsinki with a two-day residency at the Sibelius Academy; then the orchestra was off to Germany, with concerts in Bremen, Berlin, and Dresden. A quick flyover to London was unexpectedly extended, giving the musicians a free day to roam the British capital before boarding a chartered plane to Salzburg, with a "run-out" to Vienna. The tour concluded in Poland, with performances in Wrocław and Lusławice at the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music. 

Rave Reviews Student Perspectives

Annual Presenters

Curtis on Tour is proud to be presented annually by:

Live at Rose Lehrman, Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, Pa.)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (Davis, Calif.)
National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
Philharmonische Gesellschaft Bremen (Bremen, Germany) 
Union College Concert Series (Schenectady, N.Y.) 


Curtis on Tour is proud to manage annual soloist engagements for Curtis students and alumni with the following orchestras:

Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay (Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.)
Louisville Orchestra (Louisville, Ky.)
New Jersey Symphony (Newark, N.J.)
Kansas City Symphony (Kansas City, Mo.)


For more information about Curtis on Tour or to discuss booking opportunities on a concert series, contact:

Andrew Lane, managing director of Curtis on Tour
(215) 717-3124, andrew.lane@curtis.edu