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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


Bernstein: A Posthumous Gift

January 3, 2018

Leonard Bernstein’s concert whites and baton, gifted to Curtis by his children, honor his long-standing relationship with Curtis.


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


Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Featured by the New York Times

December 11, 2017

Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Featured by the New York Times: "Brazen Virtuosity: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube"


Bernstein: A "Stöhr" Thing

December 8, 2017

Austrian theorist Richard Stöhr’s move to America—and his hiring by Curtis—may ultimately have saved his life.


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


Bernstein at Tanglewood

November 29, 2017

Bernstein and other Curtis students join Tanglewood in its first year


Curtis in the News: 2018 Grammy Nominations

November 29, 2017

Just announced: 2018 Grammy Nominations Honoring Curtis Faculty and Alumni