Curtis Crescendo Club

A note from our co-chairs

The Curtis Crescendo Club hosts a series of exclusive events each year to introduce Philadelphia's young professionals to the myriad musical talents of Curtis students. Many of these students will soon shine on the world's leading stages, following in the steps of Curtis alumni like Leonard Bernstein, Jennifer Higdon, and Lang Lang. 

To demonstrate their support, Crescendo Club members donate funds to support an annual fellowship for a Curtis student. The current Crescendo Club Annual Fellow is Andrew Moore, an award-winning bass-baritone from Point Pleasant, N.J., whose education we are thrilled to support.

We look forward to sharing the Curtis experience with you at an upcoming performance.

Elizabeth Frey and C.J. Walsh III, co-chairs of the Crescendo Club Steering Committee

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Upcoming Curtis Crescendo Club Events  


Classics and Cauldrons

Thursday, October 31, 2019

6–10 p.m.

Join fellow young professionals for our 9th annual Classics and Cocktails! Mix and mingle with other classical music lovers as the Crescendo Club takes over the Field Concert Hall at 1726 Locust Street.

The evening kicks off with Happy Hour starting at 6 p.m. Then join enjoy a special recital curated for the Crescendo Club by David Serkin Ludwig, Gie and Lisa Liem Artistic Advisor to the President. After-party to follow at the Prime Rib.

We hope to see you there!





Curtis Crescendo Club Steering Committee, 2019–20

C. J. Walsh III, co-chair
Elizabeth Frey, co-chair
Sara A. Aliabadi
Danielle Bourgeon
Christina Brus
Alice Anne Dolbin
Amanda P. Howell
Byron Kho
Filiz Leigh
Matthew Malinowski
Kelly McFarland
Eileen Murphy
Philippe Poirier
Marianna Tretiak
Alexandra von der Embse (Oboe '12)
Clint Walker
Kai Xu

Advisory Members

R. C. Atlee
Dean Vetsikas
Marija Ugrinich


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