October 16, 2018
October 12, 2018
Gary Graffman describes his first steps into the world of professional music
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.
August 28, 2018
As a new school year begins, take a look back at one of Curtis's oldest rituals - Wednesday Afternoon Tea..
July 11, 2018
Harpists Alice Chalifoux Rideout and Jeanne Chalifoux continued a tradition established by the legendary Carlos Salzedo
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.
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
February 19, 2018
Free public event at the National Museum of American Jewish History
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?
November 29, 2017
Bernstein and other Curtis students join Tanglewood in its first year
November 2, 2017
“When I think back on the two years I spent in Philadelphia, my immediate memory is of a deeply moving experience.”
October 24, 2017
“Suddenly I was studying with the great and fanatically severe Fritz Reiner.”
October 11, 2017
In the fall of 1939 Leonard Bernstein auditioned for, and was accepted to, the Curtis Institute of Music.
October 6, 2017
This fall, the Curtis Archives prepares to celebrate alumnus Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with a series of online and in-person features on his life, his career, and his experience at Curtis.
August 31, 2017
Although many Curtis alums go on to prestigious performing careers, quite a few end up on the other side of the music stand
March 3, 2017
Well known to Philadelphia Orchestra audiences, Kapell also enjoyed close acquaintance with Curtis director Efrem Zimbalist
January 25, 2017
Native Philadelphian Jeanne Behrend was a member of the first graduating class at Curtis in 1934
October 6, 2016
A former violinist and Curtis student, Rockmore became the first, and arguably best, theremin virtuosa...
March 24, 2016
Ella arrived in Philadelphia on Monday, September 27, 1926. Two days later, she auditioned at Curtis and was accepted