Our 2023-24 Season: Time to Discover focuses on the exploratory nature of classical music, encouraging both our students and audiences to discover new levels of artistryexpression, and inspiration in a wide-ranging season featuring both beloved works and bold new compositions.

Curtis Symphony Orchestra

Curtis students join together each year to create one of the world’s great orchestras. Led by internationally renowned conductors and featuring sparkling repertoire, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra is an immersive experience with unique resonance. The ensemble presents three subscription performances each year in Verizon Hall on the Kimmel Cultural Campus.

Curtis Opera Theatre

Through imaginative productions, bold concepts, and absorbing theater, the artists of the Curtis Opera Theatre prepare to become stars of the world stage. The combination of key elements of artistry—music, acting, singing, and costumes—allows these student-artists to create a lasting connection with audiences.

Ensemble 20/21

Ensemble 20/21’s repertoire features work from the 20th and 21st centuries. With bold collaborations and striking productions, Ensemble 20/21 embraces the cutting edge of contemporary classical music through the highest level of artistry.

Curtis Presents

Past and future meet through Curtis Presents, which features a diverse collection of artists—alumni, faculty, students, and contemporary creators—whose musical foundations are rooted in the Curtis community. This series of intimate and innovative recitals offers a unique experience with exceptional artistry and one-of-a-kind programs.

Curtis Recital Series

The promise of “learn by doing” lies at the heart of Curtis’s philosophy, and the Curtis Recital Series allows us to make that promise a reality. From young student artists experiencing their first professional performance to faculty who’ve played on stages across the globe, this series showcases the amazing passion and artistry of Curtis musicians. Each year over 100 free Student, Studio, and Faculty Recitals are presented on most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.