Summerfest Faculty Recital Series

Enjoy Curtis Concerts During the Summer

During the summer, Curtis provides musicians and music lovers opportunities to explore classical music and experience the Curtis Institute of Music's "learn by doing" philosophy. Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recitals, now in their fifth year, feature distinguished chamber musicians from the Curtis Summerfest faculty. These remarkable artists, many of them Curtis alumni, perform a variety of repertoire—from beloved classics to the music of today—in the timeless setting of Field Concert Hall.

 

The Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recital Series has concluded for 2019. Please check back in Spring 2020 for updates on future performances.

 

Past Performances


 

Chamber Music for Adults Faculty Recital

Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m.

Mimi Stillman, flute (’99)
Founding artistic director of Dolce Suono Ensemble and faculty at Temple University

Melissa White, violin (’07)
Solo violinist and founding member of the Harlem Quartet

Soo Bae, cello (’01)
Director and founder of Angelos Mission Ensemble

Hanchien Lee, piano (’03)
Faculty at Peabody Preparatory and successful solo and chamber musician

Amy Yang, piano (’06)
Program director of Curtis Summerfest's Young Artist Summer Program and chamber music mentor at the Curtis Institute of Music

 

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Sphinx Performance Academy and Harp Colony Faculty Recital

Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m.

Javier Orman, violin

Robyn Quinnett, violin

Jennifer Arnold, viola

Mary Ann Ramos, cello

Judy Loman, harp

Elizabeth Hainen, harp

 

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Young Artist Summer Program Faculty Recital 1

Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m.

Sonora Slocum, flute (’11)
Principal flute of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Steven Copes, violin (’94)
Concertmaster of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Priscilla Lee, cello (’03)
Associate principal cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Natalie Zhu, piano (’97)
Artistic director of the Kingston Chamber Music Festival

Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola
Director of Primrose International Viola Competition

Patrick Kreeger, organ (’13)
Associate organist at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City

Garrett Arney, percussion
Member of the arx duo

Mari Yoshinaga, percussion (’12)
Member of the arx duo

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Young Artist Summer Program Faculty Recital 2

Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

Mimi Stillman, flute (’99)
Founding artistic director of Dolce Suono Ensemble and faculty at Temple University

Ray Chen, violin (’10)
International soloist and recording artist

Dennis Kim, violin (’96)
Concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra

Soo Bae, cello (’01)
Director and founder of Angelos Mission Ensemble

Sharon Wei, viola (’04)
Lecturer at Stanford University and assistant professor of viola at Western University (Canada)

Rieko Aizawa, piano (’04)
Lecturer at Stanford University 

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Young Artist Summer Program Faculty Recital 3

Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m.

Katherine Needleman, oboe (’99)
Principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and faculty at Peabody Conservatory

Imani Winds
International chamber ensemble

Rebecca Harris, violin
Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Bach Collegium and faculty of the Philadelphia Orchestra School Partnership Program 

Desirée Ruhstrat, violin (’91)
Violinist of the Lincoln Trio and head of the strings chamber program at Northwestern University

Toby Appel, viola (’70)
Viola and chamber music faculty at the Juilliard School

Heather Miller Lardin, double bass (’96)
Principal bass of the Handel and Haydn Society, director of the Early Music Ensemble at Temple University, and performer with Tempesta di Mare

Charles Abramovic, piano (’76)
Chair of keyboard studies at Temple University

Peter Miyamoto, piano (’92)
Professor of piano at the University of Missouri and executive director of the Plowman Chamber Music Competition.

Patrick Kreeger, organ (’13)
Associate organist at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City

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