Season Highlights

Last season, our students were thrilled to return to the stage as we once again opened our doors to audiences. We held a Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert in Verizon Hall for the first time in over two years, Curtis Opera Theatre opened Così fan tutte at the Philadelphia Film Center to great success, and Ensemble 20/21 celebrated the power of civic action with the world premiere of “Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like,” a piece by composer Alexis C. Lamb and designer Camilla Tassi. Ensemble 20/21 also presented a portrait concert of the wondrous works of Curtis’s 2021-2022 Composer in Residence, Pulitzer Prize-winner Tania León.

In addition, the renovation in our historic 1726 building was completed in February and we were able to reopen Field Concert Hall for a variety of performances, including our most expansive season of graduation recitals to date. Our performance season concluded with Immersive Scheherazade, the first project from our new Performance Innovation Lab. This engaging production featured 4k projections, a live performance from Curtis Symphony Orchestra students playing Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece, and other interactive elements designed to create a performance experience like no other.

The 2022-2023 performance season will be announced soon! We look forward to welcoming you back for another season of world-class concerts, opera productions, and more!