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Unique, timeless, and ageless: Feel the rare energy of a diverse collection of artists—alumni, faculty, students, and friends—whose musical foundations are rooted in the Curtis community.

Performances


Kindred Spirits

Saturday, October 13 at 8 p.m.

Jason Vieaux, guitar
Nigel Armstrong, violin (’13)

Field Concert Hall

Each a model of the 21st-century musician, Curtis guitar faculty Jason Vieaux and violin alumnus Nigel Armstrong are musical chameleons and kindred spirits who navigate a seamless tapestry of sound influenced by classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock, Latin, folk, and whatever else inspires them—all with consummate artistry and technical mastery. Perhaps most appealing is their genuine sense of joy in the exploration of music and their passion for sharing it with audiences.

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Musical Homecoming

Sunday, November 4 at 3 p.m.

Judith Ingolfsson, violin (’92)
Vladimir Stoupel, piano

Field Concert Hall

Engaging and imaginative programming is a hallmark of the Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel. Individually they are seasoned soloists who have won acclaim for their performances across the globe. Together they create connections, tell untold stories, and take audiences on a journey to the heart of chamber music. This program also represents a welcome homecoming for alumna Judith Ingolfsson, who studied at Curtis under the legendary teacher Jascha Brodsky.

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Liebeslieder Waltzes

Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m.

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

Field Concert Hall

The lilting Liebeslieder Waltzes for vocal quartet and piano duo find Johannes Brahms at his most intimate, romantic, and joyful. Spend a charmed afternoon with singers from the Curtis Opera Theatre as they share these enduringly popular love songs. 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.

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A Silver Touch - Three-Part Series

PART ONE

Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m.

Meng-Chieh Liu, piano (’93)
Students and alumni of the Curtis piano department
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

Gould Rehearsal Hall

In the 25 years since his graduation, pianist Meng-Chieh Liu has earned a place among the most respected musicians of his generation. Throughout that time he has continuously been a vital presence at Curtis as a performer, teacher, and mentor. In the first of three diverse programs showcasing Liu's talent and pedagogy, he is joined by students, alumni, and faculty in music for multiple pianos, including a rarely heard version of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring for four pianos and percussion instruments.

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PART TWO

Monday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Meng-Chieh Liu, piano (’93)
Jennifer Montone, horn
David Bilger, trumpet
Nitzan Haroz, trombone
Craig Knox, tuba ('89)

Gould Rehearsal Hall

In the 25 years since his graduation, pianist Meng-Chieh Liu has earned a place among the most respected musicians of his generation. Throughout that time he has continuously been a vital presence at Curtis as a performer, teacher, and mentor. In the second of three programs, Liu delves into the world of Paul Hindemith, the prolific composer of chamber music who produced some of the most original and idiomatic sonatas of the 20th century. He is joined by an incomparable roster of Curtis brass faculty, who themselves hold principal positions in The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony.

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PART THREE

Sunday, March 31 at 4 p.m.

Meng-Chieh Liu, piano (’93)
Vera Quartet
Curtis Chamber Ensemble

Gould Rehearsal Hall

In the 25 years since his graduation, pianist Meng-Chieh Liu has earned a place among the most respected musicians of his generation. Throughout that time he has continuously been a vital presence at Curtis as a performer, teacher, and mentor. In this special afternoon, he offers a program of chamber concertos with Curtis musicians, including the school’s new string quartet in residence, the Vera Quartet.

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The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP.

Performances, artists, and venues are subject to change.