Press Contacts

Patricia K. Johnson
Senior Director of Communications and Marketing
(215) 717-3190

Diana Wensley
Communications and Marketing Manager
(215) 717-3129

 

 


Curtis Opera Theatre Opens 2019–20 Season with The Barber of Seville November 21–24

November 13, 2019

New production directed by Chas Rader-Shieber to be performed in the Perelman Theater


Vera Quartet and Meng-Chieh Liu Travel United States for Curtis on Tour Beginning November 2019

November 6, 2019

Faculty member and string quartet in residence at Curtis Institute of Music embark on three-part tour featuring works by Beethoven, Franck, and Bright Sheng


Curtis Institute of Music Family Concerts Present Mother Goose on November 10

November 1, 2019

The Enchantment Theatre Company joins Curtis musicians to bring Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose to life.


Benjamin Schmid and Gabriel Kovach Lead Curtis Institute Chamber Ensemble in East Coast Tour and Philadelphia Recital November 16–21

October 30, 2019

Touring group of students led by notable alumni perform Beethoven and Penderecki works for woodwinds and strings


Curtis Performance Faculty Move Into Endowed Chairs Beginning in 2019–20

October 29, 2019

Distinguished faculty members Midori and Danielle Orlando are latest to hold named chairs


The Curtis Institute Of Music And Drexel University’s Westphal College Receive First-Ever Grants for Collaborative Project from The Pew Center For Arts & Heritage

October 22, 2019

The Curtis Institute of Music and Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design have been awarded the first-ever project grants from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for an inter-institutional collaboration.


Curtis Symphony Orchestra Performs Philadelphia Premiere of Theofanidis’s Drum Circles October 19–20

October 10, 2019

October 19 program in Immaculata features Mozart’s “Gran Partita”; October 20 program in Philadelphia features opera selections under Yannick Nézet-Séguin


First Annual Philadelphia Music Week Celebrates City’s Vibrant Music Community

October 7, 2019

Curtis Institute of Music one of many venues to present events October 15–21


The Curtis Institute of Music and Jonathan Biss Release Part 5 of Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

September 30, 2019

Fifth course released on September 30; sixth and final course to be released in January 2020


Student Recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music Begin October 11 with New Start Times

September 26, 2019

Exceptional free concerts by extraordinary young musicians three nights a week; 2019–20 season features commuter-friendly Monday recitals


Curtis Graduates Bring Arts Access and Education to Philadelphia Communities Through Community Artist Fellowships

September 23, 2019

2019–20 Partner Organizations Include Penn Memory Center, Phoenix prison, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, and School District of Philadelphia


2019–20 Curtis on Tour Season Begins with Performances in Greece, Germany, and Spain September 18–29

September 10, 2019

Concerts in Greece Revisit Gennadius Library for Nights of Classical Music


2019–20 Season Begins at the Curtis Institute of Music

August 28, 2019

Programming includes orchestra, opera, chamber music, family concerts, and free student recitals


First Annual Philadelphia Music Week Celebrates City’s Vibrant Music Community

August 22, 2019

Performances, talks, and events run from October 15–21


Final Concerts of Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recitals Feature Distinguished Chamber Musicians

July 17, 2019

Faculty from Young Artist Summer Program include renowned touring artists and members of top ensembles


Curtis on Tour Returns to Nantucket July 17–21

July 15, 2019

Free performances and lectures across the island feature musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music


Curtis Mourns the Death of Aaron Rosand

July 10, 2019

Longtime violin faculty member, world-renowned violin virtuoso, and pedagogue passed away on July 9 at age 92


Christopher Mossey Joins Curtis Institute of Music as Vice President for Institutional Advancement

June 26, 2019

The Curtis Institute of Music has appointed Christopher Mossey as vice president for institutional advancement, effective July 8


June 14 Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital Highlights Continued Partnership with Sphinx Performance Academy

June 12, 2019

Performers include four award-winning string players and renowned harpists


Clarinet Trio Performs for Curtis on Tour in Latin America June 9–29

June 6, 2019

Tour stops include a Philadelphia preview, Mexico City, Chile, and first appearances in Peru