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European Favorite Gilbert Varga leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on January 28 at Verizon Hall

January 15, 2018

Program of musical storytelling features Corigliano’s The Mannheim Rocket, music from The Miraculous Mandarin, and Scheherazade


Curtis Graduates Bring Arts Access and Education to Philadelphia

December 14, 2017

2017–18 Partner Organizations Include South Philadelphia High School, William Cramp Elementary School, State Correctional Institution at Graterford, and Project HOME


The Curtis Institute of Music Announces Recent Additions to the Board of Trustees

December 7, 2017

New Board Representatives Named for the Alumni Network, Crescendo Club, and Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation; Bayard R. Fiechter named president of the Mary Louise Curtis Bok Foundation as former president Sam Shipley becomes trustee emeritus


Curtis Presents the Aizuri Quartet and Jonathan Biss on December 9 in Field Concert Hall

December 1, 2017

2015–16 string quartet in residence returns for recital including collaboration with famed faculty member


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents Works by Composer in Residence Chen Yi December 1 and 2

November 28, 2017

Philadelphia performance streamed live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube); repeat performance at Miller Theatre in New York City; Chamber works by Chen Yi combine Chinese traditions and Western tonalities



Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Eugene Onegin November 16–19 at Prince Theater

November 8, 2017

Joseph Mechavich conducts, Chas Rader-Shieber directs


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Presents Ecotone: Selected Works for Solo Instruments on October 31

October 19, 2017

Streamed Live on YouTube (Curtis.edu/YouTube); Solo works test technical and dramatic range of student performers


Juanjo Mena of the BBC Philharmonic leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on October 29 at Verizon Hall

October 12, 2017

Program features Short Ride in a Fast Machine, student soloists in Don Quixote, and Symphonie fantastique