Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow, featuring the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Presented by Washington Performing Arts
Copland Suite from Appalachian Spring
Sunday, December 14 at 6 p.m.
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution Ave., NW,
Tickets available from Washington Performing Arts at www.washingtonperformingarts.org or (202) 785-9727.
Flexible in size and scope, the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble performs a wide range of music from the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Curtis students and alumni. The ensemble has appeared at major U.S. venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Miller Theatre, as well as internationally. The Curtis 20/21 Ensemble collaborates with some of today’s most prominent artists, including Charles Dutoit, eighth blackbird, and Matthias Pintscher. It has presented portrait concerts of iconic composers in residence John Corigliano, George Crumb, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Steven Stucky, among others. Of the ensemble’s Joan Tower portrait program, the New York Times wrote, “Ms. Tower could hardly have hoped for more passionate performances. ” The Curtis 20/21 Ensemble is led by artistic director David Ludwig.
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