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Curtis Institute of Music and Enchantment Theatre Company Present Family Concerts on February 18

The two Philadelphia arts organizations partner to bring Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals to life


PHILADELPHIA—February 9, 2018—The popular Family Concerts series continues at the Curtis Institute of Music with The Carnival of the Animals on Sunday, February 18 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Gould Rehearsal Hall at Lenfest Hall. Storytelling and interactive art-making are at the center of this hour-long program featuring well-known animals in musical caricatures. 

Families are invited to explore Saint-Saëns’s suite, The Carnival of the Animals, as two Curtis pianists provide musical portraits of lions, kangaroos, elephants, and other favorite creatures. Community Artist Fellows from Curtis and actors from Philadelphia’s celebrated Enchantment Theatre Company lead the audience in drawing, singing, dancing, and more. Narrated in fanciful detail, the program promises to delight children and adults alike.

Tickets are $15 for adults and children and are available through the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or Curtis.edu/Family Concerts.

Awakening a sense of wonder in listeners ages 5 to 12, Curtis Family Concerts share music with young audiences through interactive, educational presentations. Performances take place in a friendly setting, uniting entertainment with exploration.

Curtis alumni bring their artistry to underserved communities in Philadelphia through Community Artist Fellowships. Community Artist Fellows are placed in existing partnerships between Curtis and institutions such as schools, hospitals, prisons, and rehabilitation centers. They follow a flexible schedule that balances their work in the community alongside practice and performance time. Community Artist Fellowships tailor placements to the discipline, experience, and interests of young Curtis alumni and extends, where possible, work they may have begun as Curtis students through the Community Artist Program (CAP).

For more than 35 years, Enchantment Theatre Company has created original theatre for young audiences and families. The imaginative telling of new and classic fables, myths, and legends set to classical or original music inspires, challenges, and enriches their audiences—onstage, in the classroom, and in the community. Learn more at EnchantmentTheatre.org.

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.

 


 

CURTIS FAMILY CONCERTS: CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

Sunday, February 18 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Gould Rehearsal Hall, Lenfest Hall, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Bolai Cao, piano
Ying Li, piano

Enjoy a menagerie of musical storytelling and interactive art-making with the Curtis Institute of Music and Enchantment Theatre Company. Families are invited to explore Saint-Saëns’s suite, The Carnival of the Animals, as two Curtis pianists provide musical portraits of lions, kangaroos, elephants, and other favorite creatures. Community Artist Fellows from Curtis and actors from Philadelphia’s celebrated Enchantment Theatre Company lead the audience in drawing, singing, dancing, and more. Narrated in fanciful detail, the program promises to delight children and adults alike.

 

Tickets: $15 for adults and children sold by the Curtis Patron Services Office, Curtis.edu/FamilyConcerts, or (215) 893-7902.

 

The Curtis Institute of Music receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

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