Curtis New Music Ensemble

Curtis New Music Ensemble (formerly Ensemble 20/21) features compelling repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries. With bold collaborations and striking productions, Curtis New Music Ensemble embraces the cutting edge of contemporary classical music through the highest level of artistry.

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Phone: (215) 893-7902
Hours: Mon–Fri from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Portrait of Gabriela Ortiz

Discover the vibrant world of acclaimed composer Gabriela Ortiz with the Curtis New Music Ensemble. Renowned as one of Mexico’s foremost musical talents, Ortiz’s compositions blend traditional, popular, and avant-garde elements with multimedia artistry.

Bold Experiment

This exciting concert features musical and academic explorations of the 20th century, including works by Curtis alumni, inspired by the “Bold Experiment” initiated by Mary Louise Curtis Bok in 1924 when she opened a conservatory in Philadelphia. The program will feature late Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classical and avant-garde composer George Crumb’s foreboding “voyage of the soul,” Black Angels, for electric string quartet.

Infernal Angel & Savior

Immerse yourself in the captivating series finale, featuring the world premiere of Amy Beth Kirsten‘s Infernal Angel. Renowned as an innovative composer and multi-talented artist, Kirsten’s work has earned accolades from BBC Music Magazine and prestigious organizations like the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Special Thanks

Generous support for Ensemble 20/21 is provided by the Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation.