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June 22 Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital Highlights New Partnership with Sphinx Performance Academy

June 20, 2018

Award-winning musicians from Sphinx partner with performers from the harp and voice Summerfest programs


Curtis Names Eric Owens and Danielle Orlando to Lead the Vocal Studies Department Beginning in 2019–20

May 10, 2018

New Artistic Team to lead the Curtis Institute of Music Vocal Studies Department beginning in the 2019–20 Season


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents New Works for String Quartet by Student Composers May 4

April 26, 2018

Streamed Live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube); Resident ensemble Zorá String Quartet performs; Panel discussions include Tod Machover, visiting faculty


Alumna Karina Canellakis leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on April 28 in Allentown and April 29 in Philadelphia

April 18, 2018

Diverse program highlights Curtis alumni: soprano Amanda Majeski featured, orchestra performs work by George Walker. Gala prior to April 29 concert celebrates longtime Curtis supporters Joseph and Marie Field.


Lessons from High-Performing Organizations On Display at Curtis

April 17, 2018

Author of Powerhouse: Insider Accounts Into the World’s Top High-Performance Organizations Speaks at Curtis and Wharton


Curtis Presents Sarah Shafer and Mikael Eliasen on March 4 in Field Concert Hall

February 27, 2018

Rising Curtis alumna performs song cycles accompanied by Curtis Opera Theatre artistic director


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents The Edge Effect: Composers and their Environmental Influences on February 24

February 21, 2018

Streamed Live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube); iconic Pierrot lunaire connects to Curtis’s all-school project


Curtis Institute of Music and Enchantment Theatre Company Present Family Concerts on February 18

February 9, 2018

The two Philadelphia arts organizations partner to bring Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals to life


Curtis Celebrates the Bernstein Centenary with Philadelphia Recital February 10 and Nationwide Tour February 11–March 18

February 6, 2018

Chamber ensemble of alumni and students perform around the country with a program of works by famed alumnus Leonard Bernstein, as well as Copland and Gershwin


Curtis Summerfest Partners with the Sphinx Performance Academy in Summer 2018

January 29, 2018

New collaborative model includes Curtis alumni on faculty and reflects a special commitment to musical talent in Philadelphia


European Favorite Gilbert Varga leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on January 28 at Verizon Hall

January 15, 2018

Program of musical storytelling features Corigliano’s The Mannheim Rocket, music from The Miraculous Mandarin, and Scheherazade


Curtis Graduates Bring Arts Access and Education to Philadelphia

December 14, 2017

2017–18 Partner Organizations Include South Philadelphia High School, William Cramp Elementary School, State Correctional Institution at Graterford, and Project HOME


The Curtis Institute of Music Announces Recent Additions to the Board of Trustees

December 7, 2017

New Board Representatives Named for the Alumni Network, Crescendo Club, and Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation; Bayard R. Fiechter named president of the Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation as former president Sam Shipley becomes trustee emeritus


Curtis Presents the Aizuri Quartet and Jonathan Biss on December 9 in Field Concert Hall

December 1, 2017

2015–16 string quartet in residence returns for recital including collaboration with famed faculty member


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents Works by Composer in Residence Chen Yi December 1 and 2

November 28, 2017

Philadelphia performance streamed live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube); repeat performance at Miller Theatre in New York City; Chamber works by Chen Yi combine Chinese traditions and Western tonalities