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Vocal Quartet Presents Liebeslieder Waltzes in Nationwide Tour and Philadelphia Recital February 9–March 3

Touring group of students, faculty, and alumnus perform lieder, operatic favorites, and gems from the American Songbook alongside Brahms masterwork

PHILADELPHIA—February 7, 2019—Performers from the Curtis Institute of Music embark on a nationwide tour built around Johannes Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes to venues in California, the upper Midwest, and along the eastern seaboard. The performances for Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music, begin February 9 and end with a concert as part of the Curtis Presents series on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. in Field Concert Hall.


Each performance features a vocal quartet of students Sage DeAgro-Ruopp (soprano), Anastasiia Sidorova (mezzo-soprano), and Patrick Wilhelm (baritone); and alumnus and prolific operatic tenor Dominic Armstrong (’09). At the piano are Mikael Eliasen, the beloved outgoing artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre; and Miloš Repický, vocal coach for Curtis, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Cleveland Orchestra, among others.


As they tour the U.S., they present three different programs, all culminating with the elegant Liebeslieder Waltzes of Johannes Brahms (with piano, four hands). The programs are rounded out by lieder selections from Romantic masters as well as Curtis alumni composers Samuel Barber (’34), Gian Carlo Menotti (’33), and Ned Rorem (’44); operatic favorites; and gems from the American Songbook.


Ticket information for Curtis on Tour performances is available through each concert venue or at Curtis.edu/VocalQuartet. Single tickets for the March 3 concert in Philadelphia cost $25 and are available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or Curtis.edu/Performances.

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Curtis on Tour is the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. An embodiment of the school’s “learn by doing” philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty.  In addition to performances, musicians offer master classes, interactive programs, and community engagement activities while on tour. Curtis on Tour also facilitates solo performances of Curtis students and alumni with leading orchestras and concert presenters. Since the program was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have performed over 300 concerts in more than 90 cities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

 

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 ensures that each young musician receives 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 ON TOUR: Vocal Quartet

 

Sage DeAgro-Ruopp, soprano
Anastasiia Sidorova, mezzo-soprano
Dominic Armstrong (’09), tenor
Patrick Wilhelm, baritone
Mikael Eliasen, piano
Miloš Repický, piano

Full concert programs (subject to change) are available at Curtis.edu/VocalQuartet.

Curtis on Tour is the Nina von Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.

 

WEST CHESTER, PA.

Saturday, February 9 at 7 p.m.

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

Presented by Uptown! For tickets and more information, visit arts-people.com.

 

LA JOLLA, CALIF.

Tuesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

Presented by the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library. For tickets and more information, visit www.ljathenaeum.org.

 

DAVIS, CALIF.

Thursday, February 14 at 8 p.m.

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Presented by the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and more information, visit www.mondaviarts.org.

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Sunday, February 17 at 5 p.m.

Noe Valley Ministry

Presented by LIEDER ALIVE! For tickets and more information, visit eventbrite.com.

 

CHICAGO

Wednesday, February 20 at 12:15 p.m.

Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

Presented by International Music Foundation, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts. Concert is free. For more information, visit imfchicago.org.

 

KALAMAZOO, MICH.

Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

Presented by Fontana Chamber Arts. For tickets and more information, visit www.fontanamusic.org.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Sunday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m.

West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art

Presented by the National Gallery of Art. For tickets and more information, visit www.nga.gov.

 

PALM BEACH, FLA.

Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, The Society of the Four Arts

Presented by The Society of the Four Arts. For tickets and more information, visit www.fourarts.org.

 

CURTIS PRESENTS: Liebeslieder Waltzes

Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

 

Sage DeAgro-Ruopp, soprano
Anastasiia Sidorova, mezzo-soprano
Dominic Armstrong (’09), tenor
Patrick Wilhelm, baritone
Mikael Eliasen, piano
Miloš Repický, piano

 

BRAHMS                                 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52

Additional selections to include lieder, operatic arias, and ensembles

 

Single tickets: $25, sold by the Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or Curtis.edu/Performances.

 

The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP.

 

 

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