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.
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.
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.
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 Danielle Orlando, principal opera coach, who takes the helm of Curtis’s vocal program alongside Eric Owens (’95) beginning in 2019–20.
Meng-Chieh Liu, piano (’93)
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 continually 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.
The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP
Performances, artists, and venues are subject to change.