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More to Watch: May 4–10

Curtis is happy to share a small sampling of the performances available this week from our alumni, peer organizations, and friends.

To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, organizations and artists around the world have had to cancel in-person performances and find creative ways to share their music. Curtis is happy to share a small sampling of the performances available this week from our alumni, peer organizations, and friends. All times shown are EDT.

  • WRTI-FM highlights Philadelphia artists, including many Curtis faculty and alumni, on-air throughout the week. Listen online.
  • Jonathan Biss performs a newly recorded all-Beethoven recital for Virtually Gilmore on Monday, May 4 at 2 p.m. Watch online.
  • The Philadelphia Virtual Music Phestival hosts weekly live online recitals. The next takes place on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. with guitarist Allen Krantz. Watch online
  • The Lake George Music Festival presents its next Quarantine Concerts on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Watch online
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin share performances every Thursday at 8 p.m. This week watch a performance from Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Watch online.
  • On Fridays at 3 p.m., alumnus Teddy Abrams co-hosts In This Together with Daniel Gilliam on WUOL in Louisville. Listen online.
  • WHYY-TV’s On Stage at Curtis features a new episode on Friday, May 8 at 8:30 p.m. Watch online.
  • Violinist and alumna Jennifer Koh launches an online commissioning project and performances series, "Alone Together," to support composers. New mini commissions for solo violin will be premiered via live stream every Saturday at 7 p.m. Watch online.
  • On Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m., the Philadelphia Orchestra broadcasts a concert with alumnus Lang Lang at the National Centre for the Performing Arts from May 2016. Watch online.
  • Opera Philadelphia’s Digital Festival O continues with We Shall Not Be Moved, recorded in 2017. The opera will be broadcast on WHYY-TV at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 10 and will be streamed online at 7 p.m.
  • The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus, along with its resident companies, has created “The Show Must Go On”, an invitation to stay connected virtually. Explore the various offerings from Opera Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Kimmel Center, and more online.
  • The United States Army Field Band streams daily programming through their “We Stand Ready” initiative. View daily schedule online.
  • Alumna Elena Urioste and pianist Tom Poster release video duets periodically as part of their “self-isolation, self-entertainment” project. Watch online.
  • In addition to digital versions of their current lessons and classes, Settlement Music School is streaming free classes on its Facebook page. Settlement 101 airs on Thursdays at 6 p.m.; Settlement Kids airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Learn more and watch online.
  • From the Top shares doses of “Daily Joy” online with recordings from their archives of live shows and rehearsals. Recent episodes feature alumna Elena Urioste and student Takumi Taguchi. Listen online.


Curtis alumni, we want to hear about your upcoming performances and special projects! Please share news by submitting an “Upcoming Performance” with the online Notations form, tagging @CurtisInstitute on social media, or contacting alumni.relations@curtis.edu