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Curtis on Tour Returns to Nantucket July 17–21

Free performances and lectures across the island feature musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music

PHILADELPHIA—July 15, 2019—Curtis on Tour returns to Nantucket for an eleventh season, as alumni and students from the Curtis Institute of Music—from those with celebrated performance careers to fast-rising young artists—appear at free events across the island July 17–21. The artists continue their touring activities in Falmouth, Mass. on July 22 and Kingston, R.I. on July 24.

These programs include a lecture-recital at Nantucket Dreamland on the chronology and evolution of the guitar; two mid-day concerts of solo guitar works and violin and cello duos at the Unitarian Universalist Church; and performances at the Nantucket Atheneum and the Siasconset Casino of works by Bartók, Marais, Mozart, Paganini, and David Serkin Ludwig—who will also contribute context and facilitate discussions throughout the week.

The performers all hail from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, “one of the world’s finest music academies” (BBC Culture), known for its unique tuition-free policy, extremely low acceptance rate, and track record of producing top performers, composers, and conductors. The touring artists include violist and Curtis president and CEO Roberto Díaz (’84), principal flute of the Cleveland Orchestra Joshua Smith (’90), guitarist Jordan Dodson (’13), violinist Maria Ioudenitch (’18), and current cello student Albert Seo. They are joined by composer David Serkin Ludwig (’01), chair of composition studies at Curtis, who offers commentary and leads audience discussions.

All performances are free and open to the public. Details and ticket policies for each venue are below. For more information, visit Curtis.edu/Nantucket.

These performances, as well as the subsequent performances in Falmouth, Mass. and Kingston, R.I., are part of Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. An embodiment of the school’s “learn by doing” philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. Since the program was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have performed over 300 concerts in more than 90 cities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Visit Curtis.edu/CurtisOnTour for more information.

 


 

Curtis on Tour: New England 2019

 

NANTUCKET

Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m.

Siasconset Casino

Joshua Smith (’90), flute
Jordan Dodson (’13), guitar
Maria Ioudenitch (’18), violin
Roberto Díaz (’84), viola
Albert Seo, cello

MARAIS Les folies d’Espagne
LUDWIG Three Ladino Folksongs
MOZART

Quartet in D Major, K. 285

PAGANINI       

Quartet in A minor, M.S. 42

 

David Serkin Ludwig (’01), chair of composition studies, offers remarks about the works being performed.

Members: Reserve tickets at Sconsetcasino.com.
Non-members: Free admission; no tickets required.

 

Thursday, July 18 at 12 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church

Jordan Dodson, guitar

 

Works for solo guitar (30 minutes) will be announced from stage.

Free admission; no tickets required.

                                               

Saturday, July 20 at 12 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church

Maria Ioudenitch, violin
Albert Seo, cello

 

Solo and duo works (60 minutes) will be introduced from stage.

Free admission; no tickets required.

 

Saturday, July 20 at 4 p.m.

Nantucket Dreamland, Studio Theater

The Guitar: A History in Music

Jordan Dodson, guitar
David Serkin Ludwig, lecturer

 

Curtis Institute of Music composition faculty David Serkin Ludwig and guitar alumnus Jordan Dodson explore the extraordinary history of the guitar, in a musical journey stretching back 500 years. This guided, chronological tour will feature a lecture by Dr. Ludwig on the repertoire and evolution of the guitar, with iconic works performed by Mr. Dodson throughout.

Free admission; reserve tickets at nantucketdreamland.org.

 

Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

Nantucket Atheneum

Joshua Smith, flute
Jordan Dodson, guitar
Maria Ioudenitch, violin
Roberto Díaz, viola
Albert Seo, cello

BARTOK Rumanian Folk Dances
LUDWIG Three Ladino Folksongs
MOZART

Quartet in D Major, K. 285

PAGANINI        Quartet in A minor, M.S. 42

 

David Serkin Ludwig (’01), chair of composition studies, offers remarks about the works being performed.

Free admission; no tickets required.

 

FALMOUTH, MASS.


Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m.

Highfield Hall

Joshua Smith (’90), flute
Jordan Dodson (’13), guitar
Maria Ioudenitch (’18), violin
Roberto Díaz (’84), viola
Albert Seo, cello

 

MARAIS

Les folies d’Espagne

BARTOK Rumanian Folk Dances
PIAZZOLLA        Histoire du Tango
LUDWIG Three Ladino Folksongs
MOZART Quartet in D Major, K. 285
PAGANINI Quartet in A minor, M.S. 42

 

Presented by Highfield Hall and Gardens. For tickets and more information, visit highfieldhallandgardens.org.

 

KINGSTON, R.I.


Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.

University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall

Joshua Smith (’90), flute
Jordan Dodson (’13), guitar
Maria Ioudenitch (’18), violin
Roberto Díaz (’84), viola
Albert Seo, cello

 

MARAIS

Les folies d’Espagne

BARTOK Rumanian Folk Dances
PIAZZOLLA        Histoire du Tango
LUDWIG Three Ladino Folksongs
MOZART Quartet in D Major, K. 285
PAGANINI Quartet in A minor, M.S. 42

 

Presented by the Kingston Chamber Music Festival. For tickets and more information, visit kingstonchambermusic.org.

 

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