Michael Stern, conductor
Pamela Frank, violin
Music for a Scene from Shelley, Op. 7
|BEETHOVEN||Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61|
Curtis celebrates the centenary of the renowned Isaac Stern, who generously shared his artistry with Curtis students. Conductor Michael Stern, son of the late violinist, and violin faculty Pamela Frank pay homage to the musical giant who helped to shape the musical landscape for a generation. Their tribute features Beethoven’s noble, virtuosic Violin Concerto in D major.
Curtis’s evening seminars on April 14, 16, and 21 will deepen your experience of concertgoing through an exploration of the repertoire presented on this Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert. Taught by the chair of Curtis’s musical studies department, Jonathan Coopersmith, the seminars provide an expert dive into each composer’s life and the historical context of the corresponding programming. After attending, you’ll hear the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in performance with intimate knowledge of the repertoire and performers, transforming your listening experience. Learn more.