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.

Nate's World

The 2023–24 Curtis Presents series kicks off with the return of acclaimed alumnus Nathan Farrington (ʼ06), principal bassist for LA Opera Orchestra, as he takes listeners on an adventurous musical safari through Nate’s World.

String Sextets

Curtis on Tour presents an evening with acclaimed violinist and Curtis faculty member Benjamin Beilman (’12)former Dover Quartet violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt (’10, ’11’14), award-winning cellist Oliver Herbert (’19), and emerging professional artists from Curtis for the memorable evening of chamber music.

Ned Rorem Celebration Concert

The Curtis Institute of Music honors the life, legacy, and genius of alumnus, longtime faculty member, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and prolific writer Ned Rorem (’44) with a concert at Field Concert Hall.

Curtis Composers

Building upon the school’s longstanding tradition of innovation, inspiration, and artistic excellence, this program celebrates six of its distinguished composition alumni in an evening of boundary-pushing chamber works and early-career classics that shaped the landscape of contemporary classical music.