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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. 

Orchestral concerts are supported by the Jack Wolgin Curtis Orchestral Concerts Endowment Fund.

Subscriptions and single tickets will be available for sale later this summer. Purchase information will be posted as it becomes available.


Sunday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Juanjo Mena, conductor

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center 
300 South Broad Street

The Curtis Symphony Orchestra shines under the “world-class conducting” (Washington Post) of Juanjo Mena, chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic.


Sunday, January 28 at TIME TBD
Gilbert Varga, conductor

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center 
300 South Broad Street

“A masterful interpreter” (Baltimore Sun), British conductor Gilbert Varga brings his elegant, electric leadership to the exuberant young artists of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. 


Sunday, April 29 at TIME TBD
Karina Canellakis (Violin ’04), conductor

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center 
300 South Broad Street

“The model of a modern musician” (Los Angeles Times) and winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, Curtis alumna Karina Canellakis returns to lead the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.  



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  • Enjoy dinner with friends before or after a recital at one of our favorite restaurants in the quaint Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.



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