Overtones is the semi-annual magazine of the Curtis Institute of Music. The latest issue explores Gary Graffman's legacy as Curtis celebrates his 90th birthday; Tod Machover's influence on Curtis composers during his time as a guest faculty member; Curtis's self-reflection during the academic re-accreditation process; and more.
Curtis celebrates the 90th birthday of its past leader and beloved piano faculty member, Gary Graffman, who will be honored at a special Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert on October 28. Learn about Mr. Graffman's life and career in our expanded online tribute.
Liberal arts chair and poet Jeanne Minahan McGinn is a discerning and generous listener. David Allen visits her classroom. Experience a musical setting of Dr. McGinn's poetry in this concert performance.
Cellist Oliver Herbert is setting his musical course with quiet conviction, writes Matthew Barker. Explore a selection of performances recorded during Oliver's time at Curtis, beginning with this historically informed performance of a Bach suite on a five-stringed cello.
The versatile trumpeter Kevin Cobb grounds his career in chamber music. Ian VanderMeulen reports on the American Brass Quintet member, who is also a busy New York freelancer and teacher. Below, listen to a track from Kevin's upcoming album.
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Read selections from previous issues.
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