For more than 10 years, Curtis on Tour ensembles have featured extraordinary emerging professional artists sharing the stage with celebrated alumni and faculty. Grounded in the Curtis's "learn by doing" philosophy and steeped in the school's distinguished history of artistic excellence, this innovative global touring initiative is an integral component of a Curtis education.
Enjoy recordings of performance highlights from the 2017-18 season at Curtis, including orchestra, opera, and chamber music selections.
Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Europe: Summer 2017
Berlin, Germany | Kulturradio: May 24, 2017
“The fact that [the Curtis Symphony Orchestra] has proved itself in many styles under the incredibly inspired direction of Osmo Vänskä can be instantly experienced in Ravel's Suite ‘Daphnis und Chloë’: fragrant atmosphere, dazzling colors, impressive portrayal from sunrise to the ecstatic dance.”
String Sextet in Latin America: Fall 2017
Santiago, Chile | El Mercurio: October 21, 2017
“The scherzo, which seems to pay homage to Beethoven’s humor, and the final rondo were exquisite at the hands of this group of teacher and disciples.”
Leonard Bernstein Centenary Celebration Tour: Spring 2018
Palm Beach, Fla | Palm Beach Daily News: March 19, 2018
“The quartet did a great job of moving together. In a piece that is easily too sentimental, this group played with the right amount of sincerity.”
Piano Quartet in Asia: March 2018
Hong Kong | Chamber Muse: March 30, 2018
“Joined by alumnae pianist Natalie Zhu, the Curtis kicked off the Fauré quartet with turbulent emotion, full of swirling musical ideas.”
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