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.
Since 1927, students have attended the Curtis Institute of Music on full-tuition scholarships, allowing the school to attract the finest young musicians from around the world. 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 Joshua Halpern, an award-winning cellist from Dayton, Ohio, whose education we are thrilled to support.
We look forward to sharing the Curtis experience with you at an upcoming performance.
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This recital is FREE and open to the public; RSVP is recommended.
Join the Curtis Crescendo Club as we support Joshua Halpern—award-winning cellist and this year’s Crescendo Club Fellow—at his graduation recital, a culmination of his three years of study at Curtis. After the recital, we’ll gather at nearby Spice Finch to celebrate the accomplishment of this young artist. We hope you will join us!
Perelman Theatre at the Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia
7:30 p.m. Performance
This free signature event is only available to contributing Crescendo Club members. Members will receive a special link by email to reserve their free tickets.
Be among the first to see a brand new production from Curtis Opera Theatre, featuring a newly expanded orchestration by Curtis alumna Rene Orth (Composition ’16). The evening pairs Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams with Empty the House, a 2016 work by Orth and librettist Mark Campbell, in a unique double bill that explores the complicated relationships between mothers and children, brothers and sisters, the loved and the lost. Learn more about the production.
C. J. Walsh III, co-chair
Eileen Murphy, co-chair
Sara A. Aliabadi
R. C. Atlee
Alice Anne Dolbin
Amanda P. Howell
Alexandra von der Embse (Oboe '12)
Filiz Leigh, associate director of individual giving, (215) 717-3131 or email@example.com