Curtis Crescendo Club
Young Professionals Supporting Young Musicians
Thanks to our friends at Opera Philadelphia for inviting the Crescendo Club to the final young friends event of its 40th Anniversary Season, at Charlie Parker’s Yardbird on Friday, June 12th. They will kick things off with a pre-show champagne talk from Sarah Williams, New Works Administrator, and then mingle with artists at a post-performance reception. Tickets are available here. The first two performances of YARDBIRD are already sold out, so this will definitely be a hot ticket. Purchase deadline is May 27!
Keep an eye on www.curtis.edu/calendar throughout the summer. There will be several free concerts happening at Curtis involving Summerfest faculty, Curtis on Tour, and more!
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
The Curtis Crescendo Club (CCC), celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, comprises members of the Friends of Curtis, ages 40 and under, who enjoy special networking events and other benefits to get more involved at Curtis and in classical music in Philadelphia. Each year, the CCC hosts an annual networking event, Classics and Cocktails, and is hosted by a member of the Curtis faculty, who provides commentary about the music and Q & A with student performers.
"The Crescendo Club is special in that the people we attract come from very diverse backgrounds and professions. Some have a musical background, some don't -- but we're all inspired by the talent and enthusiasm of these young musicians. And our events are really fun; they mirror the energy and excitement of the students." --John Papianou, Founder, Crescendo Club
The Curtis Crescendo Club comprises members of the Friends of Curtis, ages 40 and under, who enjoy special networking events and other benefits to get more involved at Curtis and in classical music in Philadelphia. They support Curtis's full-tuition scholarships for all students with their Friends of Curtis membership gifts of $75 or more, and enjoy fantastic benefits for one year after making their membership gifts, including:
:: Invitation to Annual Open House
:: 50% off Curtis Symphony Orchestra and Curtis Opera Theatre subscriptions
:: Invitations to special networking events exclusively for the Crescendo Club
:: And more, depending on the level of your gift
Crescendo Club events are completed for the spring semester (except for those of you who will be joining us at Curtis's 90th-Anniversary Gala). However, our students' performances continue through May 15—and there are plenty of fantastic concerts happening! Check out our online calendar for the most up-to-date schedule, and please stay tuned for future Crescendo Club event announcements. Thank you so much for an incredible year!
Bobby Towcimak, Chair
Dean Vetsikas, Vice-Chair
R. C. Atlee
Susana L. Keller
Anna W. S. Matheson
John Papianou, Founder
Alexandra von der Embse (Oboe '12)
Amy Miller, director of institutional giving, (215) 717-3186