Curtis Symphony Orchestra

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.

Ravel, Dukas, and More

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the renowned Curtis Symphony Orchestra and rising young stars of the Curtis Opera Theatre in a musical tour of France.

Romantic, mysterious, and awe-inspiring like the glow of Paris at night, this delightful program of mischievous magic, childhood fairytales, and operatic jewels celebrates the music of Dukas, Massenet, Gounod, and Ravel.  

Perry, Scheherazade, and Sheng

Emmy-award-winning, Grammy-nominated conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in an evening of firsts and favorites, with a boisterous twentieth-century classic, an exhilarating world premiere viola concerto, and one of the most popular orchestral works in the repertoire. 

Mahler, Schumann, and Ra

Conductor Osmo Vänskä, Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in a newly commissioned work by James Ra. Praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “a composer to watch,” with a gift for “expressive, virtuosic string writing” (The Boston Music Intelligencer) Ra’s electrifying compositions have been described as “coursing with adrenaline-pumping energy.”

Special Thanks

Orchestral concerts are supported by the Jack Wolgin Curtis Orchestral Concerts Endowment Fund.

Guest conductor appearances for each Curtis Symphony Orchestra performance are made possible by the Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser Chair in Conducting Studies.