Notes from the Rock

 


Alumni Spotlight: Irra Petina

November 18, 2019

A truly versatile singer, Curtis alumna Irra Petina (Voice '35) was well known for both her operatic and Broadway roles



Alumni Spotlight: Anna Moffo

September 30, 2019

Curtis alumna Anna Moffo (Voice ’54) was one of the finest lyric-coloratura sopranos of her generation, performing coveted roles in famed opera houses around the world.


From the Archives: Looking Back at a Curtis Opera World Premiere

April 27, 2019

View photos and correspondence from the 1937 world premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amelia Goes to the Ball


Celebrating Women's History Month

March 7, 2019

The Curtis Archives presents the stories of four Curtis graduates who, through a strong desire to achieve the highest levels within their profession, paved the way for future generations of female musicians.


This Month in Curtis History...

February 4, 2019

On February 4th at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia...


Happy New Year... 1929!?

January 7, 2019

As we ring in 2019, here is a look back at what was happening at Curtis, and in the world, 90 years ago ...


2018 Year In Review

December 7, 2018

Relive 2018 in photos


Remembering the Great War

November 20, 2018

This November, as the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Archives recognizes those from the Curtis family who served in, or were affected by, the "Great War."


The Third Movement: Graffman as Curtis Director

October 19, 2018

After graduating, Gary Graffman began a celebrated solo career, but never lost touch with Curtis



The Second Movement: Graffman as a Young Performer

October 12, 2018

Gary Graffman describes his first steps into the world of professional music


The First Movement: Gary Graffman as a Curtis Student, 1936-1946

October 4, 2018

This October, join the Curtis Archives in celebrating Gary Graffman’s 90th birthday through a series of posts looking back on his life and career.


"Steeped" in Tradition

August 28, 2018

As a new school year begins, take a look back at one of Curtis's oldest rituals - Wednesday Afternoon Tea..


A Musical Family: Alice Chalifoux Rideout and Jeanne Chalifoux

July 11, 2018

Harpists Alice Chalifoux Rideout and Jeanne Chalifoux continued a tradition established by the legendary Carlos Salzedo


The First Curtis Commencement

April 25, 2018

As we look forward to celebrating the Curtis class of 2018, we look back at the very first Curtis Commencement, held 84 years ago.


Leonard Bernstein discusses A Quiet Place

March 14, 2018

“There is a garden, come with me, come with me, a shining garden come and see. Your love will teach us harmony and grace, your love will lead us to a quiet place.” —from Trouble in Tahiti, 1951



Interviews with Bernstein

February 14, 2018

John Gruen collection of Leonard Bernstein interviews


Bernstein: Duty and Career

January 18, 2018

As WWII escalated, young Bernstein feared missing his chance at success. If he left to fight for his country, would he still be a conductor when he returned?