Performers include four award-winning string players and renowned harpists
PHILADELPHIA—June 12, 2019—The 2019 Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recitals continue with a program combining faculty performers from the Sphinx Performance Academy and the Harp Colony on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. in Field Concert Hall. They will present works by Beethoven, Debussy, Donizetti, Jiménez, Renié, and legendary Philadelphia harpist Carlos Salzedo.
Faculty performers from the Sphinx Performance Academy—now in its second year in residence at Curtis Summerfest— include violinists Javier Orman and Robyn Quinnett, violist Jennifer Arnold, and cellist Mary Ann Ramos, all of whom are alumni and laureates of the Sphinx Organization. Additional performers include faculty from the Harp Colony: Judy Loman (Harp ’56), former principal harp of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Elizabeth Hainen, principal harp of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Additional Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recitals take place on July 19, July 26, and August 1 with faculty performers from the Young Summer Artist Program, including Toby Appel (Viola ’70), Patrick Kreeger (Organ ’13), and Katherine Needleman (Oboe ’99), as well as popular touring artists Imani Winds and Ray Chen (Violin ’10), who are new to the Summerfest faculty roster this year. “A wonderful jolt of established Curtis insiders with outside talent” (Philadelphia Inquirer), these popular summer concerts feature distinguished chamber musicians from the Curtis Summerfest faculty. These remarkable artists, many of them Curtis alumni, perform a variety of repertoire—from beloved classics to the music of today—in the timeless setting of Field Concert Hall.
All recitals take place in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Single tickets for $20 are available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or Curtis.edu/SummerRecitals.
The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians to engage a local and global community through the highest level of artistry. One of the most selective schools in the United States, Curtis accepts four percent of applicants each year on average. A tuition-free policy ensures that talent and artistic promise are the only considerations for admission. With a small student body of about 175, Curtis provides each young musician with an education of unparalleled quality, distinguished by personalized attention from a celebrated faculty and a “learn by doing” philosophy. Curtis students hone their craft through than 200 orchestra, opera, and solo and chamber music offerings each year in Philadelphia and around the world.
The Sphinx Performance Academy at Curtis Summerfest (June 9–23) is a full-scholarship intensive chamber music and solo performance program designed for Black and Latinx string players. The curriculum includes an intensive schedule of private lessons and chamber music in addition to master classes, recitals, career enrichment sessions, and mentorship about navigating the classical music world as a person of color. Faculty includes Sphinx Competition alumni Jennifer Arnold, Javier Orman, Robyn Quinnett, and Mary Ann Ramos; and members of the Catalyst Quartet.
The Curtis Summerfest Harp Colony (June 9–15) is an advanced training ground for the world’s next generation of professional harpists. The colony places emphasis on individual development for promising young harpists, as well as professionals, through an intensive program of master classes, ensemble playing, and orchestral training with distinguished faculty.
Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia
Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 18, No. 3
Variations sur un thème dans le style ancien, Op. 30
Danses sacrée et profane
Solo, from Lucia di Lammermoor, arr. Heinrich Zabel
Javier Orman, violin
Robyn Quinnett, violin
Jennifer Arnold, viola
Mary Ann Ramos, cello
Single tickets for $20 are available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or Curtis.edu/SummerRecitals.
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