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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.
 

2016-17 Season

 
Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m.

BARBER Adagio for Strings
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. 
For tickets and more information, visit Millersymphonyhall.org


In homage to a master nurtured at Curtis, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings opens this memorable evening. Then 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. 
 

Music Among Us: Curtis Symphony Orchestra with Play On, Philly! and the Rock School for Dance Education
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Conner Gray Covington, conducting fellow
Carlos Ágreda, conducting fellow 

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Catch Philadelphia talent on the rise. The Curtis Symphony Orchestra kicks off the Mann’s summer season with a celebration of the next generation, offered as a gift to the city and featuring the exuberant young artists of Play On, Philly! and the Rock School for Dance Education. An evening of inspiration for the whole family!

5 p.m. Doors open
7 p.m. Concert 
 

Ticket information
FREE, reservations required. For reservations and more information, visit Manncenter.org

This performance is sponsored in part by PECO and supported by the Jack Wolgin Curtis Orchestral Concerts Endowment Fund.

 
 

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