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Curtis Presents


Highlighting Curtis alumni and faculty in a new recital series, Curtis Presents brings Curtis graduates and faculty members from around the world to Field Concert Hall. Performers are leaders in their field, whose success as musicians in the 21st century continues the impact and legacy of Curtis music-making, achieved over more than eight decades. Proceeds from the concerts directly benefit current Curtis students. 


2016-17 Season

Dover Quartet

Sunday, January 29 at 3 p.m.

Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Since forming at Curtis in 2008, the Dover Quartet has charted a meteoric rise, becoming one of the most exciting and in-demand chamber ensembles of their generation. Having swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the group returned to Curtis as its first quartet in residence, continuing the school’s unparalleled lineage of string quartet playing. They have since toured the globe performing over 120 concerts annually. For this homecoming recital the Dover Quartet will be joined by violist Roberto Díaz (’84), Curtis’s president. Mr. Díaz holds the Nina von Maltzahn President’s Chair and the James and Betty Matarese Chair in Viola Studies.

Ticket information
4-concert subscription: $80 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902
Single tickets: $25 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902

 

Carter Brey 

Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m.

Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Carter Brey has been a force in classical music for over 35 years. As a soloist he has appeared with numerous major American orchestras. As a chamber musician he has performed and recorded with an elite circle of musical partners. He has been principal cello of the New York Philharmonic for the past 20 years and joined the Curtis faculty in 2008. He will be joined in this duo recital by pianist Benjamin Pasternack (’76). Mr. Brey holds the Nina and Billy Albert Chair in Cello Studies.

Ticket information
4-concert subscription: $80 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902
Single tickets: $25 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902

 

Elliot Madore (’10)

Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m.

Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Since his win at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Canadian baritone Elliott Madore (’10) has captivated audiences from many of the world’s preeminent opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Glyndebourne Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and Opernhaus Zürich. He’ll bring his superb voice and artistry to the intimate stage of Field Concert Hall alongside pianist and former teacher Mikael Eliasen, artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre. Mr. Eliasen is the Hirsig Family Dean of Vocal Studies.

Ticket information
4-concert subscription: $80 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902
Single tickets: $25 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902

 

Robert van Sice and the Curtis Percussion Ensemble

Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m.

Gould Rehearsal Hall
1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

As a celebrated ambassador for contemporary percussion music, Robert van Sice has shared his virtuosity and artistry at major music centers in over 30 countries, including the first-ever solo marimba recital at Amsterdam’s hallowed Concertgebouw. His current and former students occupy the highest echelons of solo, chamber, and orchestral percussionists performing today. A member of the Curtis faculty since 2008, he is joined by the students of the Curtis Percussion Ensemble in an unforgettable afternoon of chamber music.

Ticket information
4-concert subscription: $80 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902
Single tickets: $25 sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/tickets or (215) 893-7902

 

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