Curtis Symphony Orchestra

Emerging virtuosos all, the musicians of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra meld into an expression of something much greater. Add internationally renowned conductors and sparkling repertoire, and the result is an immersive experience with unique resonance. The Curtis Symphony Orchestra performs at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center and Alumnae Hall at Immaculata University each season.


A Look Back at the 2019–20 Season

Yannick at the Opera

October 19 and 20, 2019

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Robert Kahn, conducting fellow
Yuwon Kim, conducting fellow
The Percussion Collective
Curtis Percussion Group
Members of the Curtis Opera Theatre

BEETHOVEN    Leonore Overture No. 3
MOZART             Selections from Cosi fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro




Biss Plays Beethoven

January 30 and 31, 2020

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano

SMITH f(x) = sin²x –1/x
BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43



Remembering Isaac Stern

This concert was postponed due to public safety measures related to COVID-19

Michael Stern, conductor
Pamela Frank, violin

BARBER Music for a Scene from Shelley, Op. 7
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
RACHMANINOFF               Symphonic Dances



Orchestral concerts are supported by the Jack Wolgin Curtis Orchestral Concerts Endowment Fund.

Guest conductor appearances for each Curtis Symphony Orchestra performance are made possible by the Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser Chair in Conducting Studies..

The Jack Wolgin Orchestral Concerts