Overtones is the semi-annual magazine of the Curtis Institute of Music. The latest issue explores Curtis fellow Nick DiBerardino's Anansi the Spider collaboration with Girard College, Mikael Eliasen's 30-year career at the head of the Curtis Opera Theatre, the Dover Quartet's rise as a premiere string quartet, and more.
Community Artist Fellow Nick DiBerardino relates his experience composing a new children’s opera with the participation of hundreds of Philadelphia schoolchildren.Read
Learn more about Nick's work as a Community Artist Fellow.
Over three decades at Curtis, Mikael Eliasen has built an unparalleled training program for vocal artists.Read
Learn more about Mikael Eliasen's 30 years as artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre, read tributes from alumni and colleagues, and explore photos from his most memorable productions, complete with his own reminiscences..
Meng-Chieh Liu challenges students to achieve a perfect balance among the many aspects of musicianship.Read
Join us on Sunday, March 31 for the finale of Mr. Liu's Silver Touch recital series!
At 23, baritone Dennis Chmelensky embarks on his second singing career with deep commitment.Read
Hear Dennis perform Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch alongside soprano Ashley Robillard and pianist Mikael Eliasen, artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre.
Nurtured at Curtis, the Dover Quartet is increasingly recognized for its identifiable voice.Read
Listen to a track from the Dover Quartet's debut album Tribute: Dover Quartet Plays Mozart. The quartet's members are joined by one of their Curtis mentors: the late Michael Tree, who was violist of the Guarneri Quartet.
Explore a selection of notable performances from the Dover Quartet's years at Curtis.