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Senior Director of Communications and Marketing
(215) 717-3190

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

 

 


Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Albert Herring March 5–8

February 20, 2020

Director Eve Summer makes Curtis debut in new production at the Perelman Theater


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents #Persona on February 22

February 12, 2020

Streamed live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube), concert features works exploring composer identities


Curtis Institute of Music Family Concerts Present Winter House with VOCES8’s Paul Smith February 23

February 10, 2020

Acclaimed singer and educator brings new interactive program to Philadelphia families


Elena Perroni and Evan LeRoy Johnson Perform Duo Recital of Romantic Works February 16

February 4, 2020

Soprano and tenor are both recent graduates of the Curtis opera department


Curtis Receives “It’s On Us PA” Award from Governor Tom Wolf

January 17, 2020

Curtis is among 36 colleges and universities to receive grant to combat campus sexual assault as part of national initiative


MEDIA ALERT: Curtis Visits Two School District of Philadelphia Locations for MLK Day of Service

January 15, 2020

Curtis students perform at Carver Engineering and Science and Cayuga Elementary School as part of ongoing partnerships in 2019–20


Jonathan Biss and Curtis Release Final Installment of Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

January 8, 2020

Since launching in 2013, six-part course has reached over 150,000 people in 185 countries


Osmo Vänskä Conducts the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and Jonathan Biss at Carnegie Hall February 8

December 30, 2019

The performance in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage concludes the ensemble’s seven-city U.S. tour


Osmo Vänskä Leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on its First-Ever United States Tour

December 30, 2019

The orchestra and piano soloist Jonathan Biss (’01) perform in seven U.S. cities from January 30–February 8 with final concert at Carnegie Hall


Curtis Institute of Music Offers New Evening Seminars to Deepen Concertgoing Experience

December 10, 2019

Taught by Curtis faculty chair, seminars are first in-person courses offered to the community


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