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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


Board of Trustees Elects Deborah M. Fretz Next Chair of the Curtis Institute of Music

May 22, 2019

A member of the board of trustees since 2005, Ms. Fretz brings extensive financial and management expertise and Philadelphia philanthropic connections, succeeding Mark E. Rubenstein on June 1, 2019


Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recitals Return to Field Concert Hall Beginning May 18

May 9, 2019

Performers include Mimi Stillman, Melissa White, Soo Bae, Hanchien Lee, and Amy J. Yang


Curtis Faculty Members Mikael Eliasen and Aaron Rosand to Retire at the End of 2018–19

May 3, 2019

Eliasen celebrates with recital alongside former students and colleagues on May 5; Rosand and Eliasen will be recognized at Curtis Commencement on May 11


Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Riders to the Sea and Empty the House at Perelman Theater May 2–5

April 25, 2019

Production combines work by Ralph Vaughan Williams with newly expanded piece by Curtis alumna and Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Rene Orth


New Voices, New Ventures Gala Supports Curtis Institute of Music on April 12 at Barnes Foundation

April 5, 2019

2019 Gala celebrates Vocal Studies Department and new leadership


Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Season Finale at Verizon Hall and Immaculata University April 13–14

March 28, 2019

Music Director of Philadelphia Orchestra leads orchestra in Impressionist and Romantic works


Curtis Institute of Music Presents Chamber Concertos Featuring Piano Faculty on March 31

March 25, 2019

Final installment of A Silver Touch series celebrates Meng-Chieh Liu’s tenure at Curtis


Curtis Institute of Music Premieres New Children’s Opera March 30–31

March 20, 2019

Folklore of Anansi the Spider presented as part of Family Concerts series at Girard College and Curtis


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents Portrait of Augusta Read Thomas on March 23

March 13, 2019

Streamed live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube); Concert explores works by Curtis’s 2018–19 composer in residence


Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Don Giovanni at Perelman Theater March 7–10

February 26, 2019

New production sees return of rising stars conductor Karina Canellakis and director R. B. Schlather


Piano and Brass Recital February 25 Continues Celebration of Meng-Chieh Liu at Curtis

February 20, 2019

A Silver Touch series continues with Hindemith’s sonatas for brass and piano


Vocal Quartet Presents Liebeslieder Waltzes in Nationwide Tour and Philadelphia Recital February 9–March 3

February 7, 2019

Touring group of students, faculty, and alumnus perform lieder, operatic favorites, and gems from the American Songbook alongside Brahms masterwork


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents Ode to Napoleon on February 2

January 29, 2019

Streamed live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube)


Curtis Symphony Orchestra Presents Concerto Premiere at Verizon Hall and Immaculata University January 26–27

January 11, 2019

Distinguished Curtis faculty and alumni collaborate with orchestra on program featuring works by Copland, Dvořák, Ives, and Jennifer Higdon


The Curtis Institute of Music and Jonathan Biss release Part 4 of Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas

January 3, 2019

Part 4 of the free online course available now on Coursera


Curtis Announces Performance Certificate in Improvisation

December 4, 2018

New in 2018–19, the program is the first in North America designed specifically for college-level classical musicians


Pianist Meng-Chieh Liu Celebrates 25 Years at Curtis with 3-Part Recital Series Beginning December 9

November 26, 2018

A Silver Touch series includes performances on December 9, February 25, and March 31 at Curtis Institute of Music