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Curtis on Tour: International Tours



Osmo Vänskä leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra May 20 to June 2, 2017

Audiences across Europe will hear the exceptional artistry of students of the Curtis Institute of Music as part of an ambitious touring project from May 20 to June 2. The Curtis Symphony Orchestra, led by Osmo Vänskä, embarks on the school's largest orchestra tour in over 15 years, visiting 9 cities in 18 days. 

Part of Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative, these performances are an embodiment of the school's "learn by doing" philosophy, offering students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. 

“Curtis on Tour, because of the way it embraces every area of experience both on and off stage, is vital to the development of its musicians…this is a bold and exciting project which I am sure will capture the imagination and inspire our audiences on tour.” - Osmo Vänskä



Peter Serkin (Piano '64) 
Benjamin Schmid (Violin '91)
Roberto Díaz (Viola '84)


BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
PENDERECKI Concerto doppio for violin and viola
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) 
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 


Repertoire and ticket information for each city is available below


Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Music Centre

Bremen, Germany

Die Glocke, Grosser Saal

Berlin, Germany

Konzerthaus Berlin, Grosser Saal

Dresden, Germany


London, England

Cadogan Hall

Salzburg, Austria 

Mozarteum, Grosser Saal

Vienna, Austria

Wiener Konzerthaus, Grosser Saal

Wroclaw, Poland

National Forum of Music

Luslawice, Poland

June 2 at 7 p.m.
Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music



Join Us

Experience a patron tour filled with rich experiences and glorious concerts.

You are invited to accompany the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on its momentous 2017 European Tour. This journey will encompass the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s time in Berlin, Dresden, Salzburg and Vienna with an optional extension in Helsinki. Throughout this tour, patrons will enjoy the comfort and amenities of perfectly located five-star hotels, enjoy delicious regional cuisine, and explore the intriguing cultural sights each city has to offer. 

Learn more

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

Andrew Lane, director of Curtis on Tour
(215) 717-3124,

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