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2012-13 Media Calendar of Events

For the latest performance information, visit www.curtis.edu/performances or call (215) 893-7902.

In addition to the events listed below, student recitals of solo and chamber music take place most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8 p.m. in Field Concert Hall, as well as many weekends, with additional recitals scheduled in the spring semester. Recitals are open to the public free of charge. For the most up-to-date program information for each week's recitals, visit www.curtis.edu/performances or call the Student Recital Hotline at (215) 893-5261.


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Alumni Recital Series: Matthew Rose
Sunday, January 20 at 3 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Matthew Rose, bass ('03)
Mikael Eliasen, piano

SCHUBERT Winterreise

Praised for his "beautiful, dark, resonant voice, impeccable technique, and a wonderful stage presence" (ConcertoNet), Grammy-winning bass Matthew Rose performs Schubert's heartrending song cycle Winterreise alongside Mikael Eliasen, artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre. Mr. Rose's recent engagements include performances at the Royal Opera, English National Opera, and a debut at the Metropolitan Opera as well as concert performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Dresden Staatskapelle.

Tickets: $28; available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu. All artists donate their services, and proceeds benefit current Curtis students.

 

Curtis Symphony Orchestra
The Jack Wolgin Orchestral Concerts
Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m.

Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Jahja Ling, conductor
Ida Kavafian, violin
Peter Wiley, cello ('74)
Robert McDonald, piano ('77)

STUCKY Rhapsodies
BEETHOVEN   Concerto in C major for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 56, "Triple Concerto"
MAHLER Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Three great artists--all Curtis faculty members--join forces for Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Ida Kavafian, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; and Robert McDonald, piano perform under acclaimed conductor Jahja Ling. Steven Stucky's free-flowing, euphoric Rhapsodies anticipates the passionate contrasts found in Mahler's mercurial Symphony No. 5.

Tickets: $5, $16, $22, $33, $45; available at the Kimmel Center Box Office and from Ticket Philadelphia at (215) 893-1999 or www.ticketphiladelphia.org.

Additional performance:
Friday, February 15 at 8 p.m.
Presented by the Allentown Symphony Association, Inc.
Allentown Symphony Hall, 23 North 6th Street, Allentown, Pa.
Tickets and more information: (610) 432-6715, www.allentownsymphony.org

 

Alumni Recital Series: Erin Keefe and Friends
Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Erin Keefe, violin ('03)
Anna Polonsky, piano ('99)
Arnold Steinhardt, violin ('59)
Ida Kavafian, viola
Steven Tenenbom, viola ('79)
Ronald Thomas, cello
Peter Wiley, cello ('74)

Hailed as "an impressive violin soloist" by the New York Times, American violinist Erin Keefe has established a reputation as a compelling artist who combines exhilarating temperament and fierce integrity. Recently named concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, she was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2006 as well as the 2009 Pro Musicis International Award. 

Tickets: $28; available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu. All artists donate their services, and proceeds benefit current Curtis students.

 

Wells Fargo Family Concerts: Introduction to the Percussion Family
Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Gould Rehearsal Hall, Lenfest Hall, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

An interactive, fun-filled introduction to the world of classical music, best enjoyed by children ages five to twelve.

Tickets: $5 for adults, free for children twelve and under; available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu.

 

Curtis On Tour
Presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Monday, March 11 at 8 p.m.

Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Jaime Laredo, conductor and violin ('59)
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin ('02)
Curtis Chamber Orchestra

J.S. BACH  Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043 
GLASS Echorus (1995) (Philadelphia premiere)
CLYNE Prince of Clouds (Philadelphia premiere, Curtis co-commission)
LUDWIG  Seasons (Philadelphia premiere, Curtis co-commission)
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

The 2013 Curtis On Tour program juxtaposes old and new, with Bach's Concerto for Two Violins paired with Philadelphia premieres by Philip Glass, David Ludwig ('01), and Anna Clyne. Renowned violinists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh join the Curtis Chamber Orchestra, with Mr. Laredo sharing conducting duties with Vinay Parameswaran. The concert kicks off Curtis On Tour's 2013 season, with subsequent performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Miller Theatre in New York City.

Tickets and more information: (215) 569-8080, www.pcmsconcerts.org

Additional performances:

Wednesday, March 13 at 8 p.m.
Miller Theatre at Columbia University, New York, NY
Tickets and more information: (212) 854-7799, www.millertheatre.com/BoxOffice

Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
Tickets and more information: (202) 467-4600, www.kennedy-center.org/tickets

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Curtis Opera Theatre: Owen Wingrave by Benjamin Britten
Presented in association with Opera Company of Philadelphia and
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Aurora Series for Chamber Opera at the Perelman Theater
Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

George Manahan, conductor
Daniel Fish, stage director
Laura Jellinek, scenic designer
Tilly Grimes, costume designer
Mark Barton, lighting designer

A committed pacifist born into a renowned military family meets a torrent of disapproval over his beliefs in Britten's spellbinding chamber opera based on a short story by Henry James. Owen Wingrave is determined to prove his inner strength to his would-be bride--even if it leads to his own mysterious end. Fully staged production with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in English with supertitles.

Available as part of a two-opera subscription to the Aurora Series at the Perelman from the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Call (215) 732-8400 or visit www.operaphila.org for more information.

This production is funded, in part, through support from the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the William Penn Foundation.

 

Alumni Recital Series: Dover String Quartet
Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Bryan A. Lee, violin ('11)
Joel Link, violin ('11)
Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola ('10, '11)
Camden Shaw, cello ('10, '11) 

Formed at the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, the Dover String Quartet (formerly the Old City String Quartet) draws from the musical lineage of both the Vermeer and Guarneri quartets and brings a youthful enthusiasm and musical conviction to the repertoire that is truly its own. Praised by The Strad for their "exceptional interpretative maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble," the quartet was named Gold Medalist and Grand Prize winner of the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and was awarded Second Prize in the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

Tickets: $28; available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu. All artists donate their services, and proceeds benefit current Curtis students.

 

Curtis Opera Theatre: Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel
Coproduction with Portland Opera
Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Andrea Marchiol, conductor
Chas Rader-Shieber, stage director
Jacob A. Climer, scenic and costume designer
Mike Inwood, lighting designer

The religious struggles that motivated the medieval Crusades form the backdrop for a tale of abduction, magic, and mistaken identity. Handel's endless musical invention unfolds in a stream of beautiful arias, as the heroic crusader Rinaldo prevails over Saracen intrigue and love emerges victorious. Fully staged production with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Tickets: $35; available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu.

The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

 

Curtis Symphony Orchestra
The Jack Wolgin Orchestral Concerts
Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m.

Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Mark Russell Smith, conductor ('87)
Heidi Melton, soprano ('07)
Eric Owens, bass-baritone ('95)

WAGNER Opera selections

Music director and conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Mark Russell Smith leads an all-Wagner program. Program details and soloists TBA.

Tickets: $5, $16, $22, $33, $45; available at the Kimmel Center Box Office and from Ticket Philadelphia at (215) 893-1999 or www.ticketphiladelphia.org.

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(215) 717-3187
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