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Curtis Celebrates the Bernstein Centenary with Philadelphia Recital February 10 and Nationwide Tour February 11–March 18

February 6, 2018

Chamber ensemble of alumni and students perform around the country with a program of works by famed alumnus Leonard Bernstein, as well as Copland and Gershwin


Bernstein: An Indefinable Relationship

January 30, 2018

"Lenny was nine years older than I was, and it was sort of betwixt and between. We were neither contemporaries nor master and pupil"


Curtis Summerfest Partners with the Sphinx Performance Academy in Summer 2018

January 29, 2018

New collaborative model includes Curtis alumni on faculty and reflects a special commitment to musical talent in Philadelphia





Curtis in the News: Al Día profiles Roberto Díaz’s path to Curtis

January 24, 2018

Reporter Mónica Marie Zorrilla and her team interviewed President Díaz in January 2018


Curtis Artist Fellow Emily Cooley on her work at Graterford Prison

January 18, 2018

Learn more about Emily Cooley's work at Graterford Prison in her own words.


Bernstein: Duty and Career

January 18, 2018

As WWII escalated, young Bernstein feared missing his chance at success. If he left to fight for his country, would he still be a conductor when he returned?


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