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Curtis Symphony Orchestra


 

A “collective marvel” (Philadelphia Inquirer), the Curtis Symphony Orchestra embodies the sheer joy of music-making. Honing their craft under celebrated conductors, 100 young musicians perform with a fresh exuberance that makes each work new. 
 

2016-17 Season

Sunday, February 5 at 8 p.m. 

Dedicated to the memory of Otto-Werner Mueller

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide 
BARBER  Canzonetta 
FRANCAIX  L’Horloge de flore (The Flower Clock) 
STRAUSS Don Juan, Op. 20
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor (’91)
Carlos Ágreda, conducting fellow
Richard Woodhams, oboe (’68)

Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pa.

Ticket information
Single tickets: $5-$50 sold by the Kimmel Center Box Office, Kimmelcenter.org or (215) 893-1999

Additional Performance: Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa. 

Miguel Harth-Bedoya (’91), music director of the Fort Worth Symphony, returns to lead Ravel’s atmospheric, shimmering Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2, with its shifting hues and sensuous harmonies. Opening the program is Strauss’s exuberant tone poem Don Juan, inspired by the legendary passionate rogue whose exploits have inspired poets, painters, and composers for centuries.

For tickets and more information, visit Immaculata.edu/Curtis-Orchestra 

Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m.

AHO Gejia, Chinese Images for Orchestra
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Conner Gray Covington, conducting fellow 
Peter Serkin, piano (’64)

Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pa.

Ticket information
Single tickets: $5-$50 sold by the Kimmel Center Box Office, Kimmelcenter.org or (215) 893-1999

Additional Performance: Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, Pa. 

The Minnesota Orchestra’s charismatic music director, Osmo Vänskä, joins forces with the formidable Peter Serkin in the monumental Piano Concerto No. 1 by Brahms. Continuing the theme of heroic struggle leading to ultimate triumph is Ein Heldenleben, Strauss’s autobiographical epic. The program opens with music by Finnish composer Kalevi Aho, whose Geija was inspired by an ancient indigenous culture native to western China.
 

For tickets and more information, visit Millersymphonyhall.org

 

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