Curtis Composers

Curtis Presents | April 23, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Curtis Presents’ final concert of the series builds upon the school’s longstanding tradition of innovation, inspiration, and artistic excellence as it celebrates six of its distinguished composition alumni. A retrospective program highlights iconic Curtis composers Leonard Bernstein (Conducting ’41), David Serkin Ludwig (’01), Samuel Barber (’34), Ned Rorem (’44), Julius Eastman (’63), and recently appointed composition faculty member, Jonathan Bailey Holland (’96), in an evening of boundary-pushing chamber works and early-career classics that shaped the landscape of contemporary classical music.

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BAILEY HOLLAND Introit, for brass quintet

Dasara Beta, trumpet
Justin Bernardi, trumpet
Kristin Andlauer, horn
Diogo Fernandes, trombone
Noah Urquidi, bass trombone

ROREM Mountain Song for fl, ob, vln, or vc and pno

Katherine Needleman, oboe
Natalie Zhu, piano

LUDWIG Three Pictures from the Floating World, for bassoon and string trio

Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon
Emmalena Huning, violin
Sumin Kim, viola
Ania Lewis, cello

EASTMAN Piano Pieces I-IV

Jiacheng Xiong, piano

BARBER Canzone (Elegy), for flute and piano

Patrick Williams, flute
Amy Yang, piano

BERNSTEIN Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

David Shifrin, clarinet
Amy Yang, piano

  • April 23, 2024
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall

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.

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