Portrait of Augusta Read Thomas

An on-stage conversation with Augusta Read Thomas and Artistic Director David Ludwig will precede the performance at 7:30 p.m.

 

Not concert order; each performer appreciates your attendance.

AUGUSTA READ THOMAS       

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Calvin Mayman, flute
Yan Liu, clarinet
Karisa Chiu, violin
Andres Sanchez, cello
Zach Hoi Leong Cheong, piano

 

Plea for Peace

Sophia Hunt, soprano
Claire Bourg, violin
Takumi Taguchi, violin
Grace Takeda, viola
John Lee, cello

 

“Loci: Memory Palace,” from Helix Spirals 

Claire Bourg, violin
Takumi Taguchi, violin
Grace Takeda, viola
John Lee, cello

 

Klee Musings

Karisa Chiu, violin
Andres Sanchez, cello
Michael Davidman, piano

 

Capricci (“Hummingbird Romance”) 

Calvin Mayman, flute
Yan Liu, clarinet

 

Mansueto Tribute, (“Double Helix”)         

Emily Shehi, violin
Erika Gray, viola

 

Selene: Moon Chariot Rituals

Vera Quartet
Zubin Hathi, percussion
Sijia Huang, percussion
Yoonseo Kang, percussion
Hanna Kim, percussion
Don Liuzzi, conductor


Curtis 20/21 performs a selection of works by Curtis’s 2018–19 composer in residence, Augusta Read Thomas. A Grammy Award-winning master with an impressive body of works that embody unbridled passion and fierce poetry, she has been called “a true virtuoso composer” (The New Yorker) and “one of the most recognizable and widely loved figures in American music” (American Academy of Arts and Letters).

 



Generous support for the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble is provided by the Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation.

The composer in residence program is supported in part by the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.