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 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, Tchaikovsky, and Sheng

Emmy-award-winning, Grammy-nominated conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in an afternoon of firsts and favorites, with a powerful Romantic classic, a world premiere viola concerto, and an orchestral tour de force.

Perry, Schumann, and Mahler

Under the baton of conductor Osmo Vänskä, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra presents neoclassical composer, pianist, and conductor Julia Perry’s dynamic Study for Orchestra, alongside Schumann’s beloved Piano Concerto in A minor, featuring Amy Yang (’06), and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “Titan,” considered one of the composer’s most accessible works.

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.