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Curtis Presents

Curtis Presents 15-16

2015-16 Season | About | Watch and Listen

2015-16 Season

Naughton Sisters l duende l Eric Owens l Hal Robinson


Christina Naughton and Michelle Naughton, piano

Sunday, September 20, 2015
3 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust Street (general admission)

Christina Naughton, piano (’11)
Michelle Naughton, piano (’11)

Hailed for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry” (San Francisco Examiner), the Naughton twins have captivated audiences around the globe since their graduation from Curtis in 2011. Experience the hallmark of their near-mystical unity of musical communication in an unforgettable afternoon.

Subscriptions: $80; Single Tickets: $25

Curtis Presents: duende with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

Thursday, December 3, 2015
6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
SEI Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad Street (general admission)

I: Beginnings 

Gabriel Cabezas, cello (’13)
Chloe Felesina, dancer
Alyssa Weinberg, composer
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

An irreverent and electric evening of song and dance, anchored by Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, evokes the origins of the Darmstadt movement. This program features duende—a collective founded by Gabriel Cabezas (Cello ’13), student composer Alyssa Weinberg, and dancer/choreographer Chloe Felesina—in a cabaret-infused collaboration with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble.

Subscriptions: $80; Single Tickets: $25

Eric Owens and Friends

Sunday, January 17, 2016
3 p.m.
Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad Street (reserved seating)

Eric Owens, bass-baritone (’95)
Mikael Eliasen, piano
Members of the Curtis Opera Theatre

With a unique reputation as an esteemed interpreter of classic works and a champion of new music, this eloquent bass-baritone is celebrated for his versatility and the “ability to wrap his deep voice around a text and create a distinct sense of character” (New York Times). He brings his powerful poise and acting faculties to the finest stages around the world—and comes home to Philadelphia for this intimate program with pianist Mikael Eliasen, artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre and Hirsig Family Head-of-Department Chair of Vocal Studies; and members of the Curtis Opera Theatre.

Subscriptions: $80; Single Tickets: $25

Hal Robinson and Friends

Sunday, April 3, 2016
3 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, 1726 Locust Street (general admission)

Harold Hall Robinson, double bass

Harold Hall Robinson has been a beloved guide to Curtis bass students ever since becoming the Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal double bass two decades ago. A virtuoso who draws magnificent sound from his towering instrument, he brings alumni and students together for an eclectic program of chamber music—and a few surprises.

Harold Hall Robinson holds the A. Margaret Bok Chair in Double Bass Studies.

Subscriptions: $80; Single Tickets: $25


Highlighting Curtis alumni and faculty in a new recital series Curtis Presents brings Curtis graduates and faculty members from around the world to Field Concert Hall. Performers are leaders in their field, whose success as musicians in the 21st century continues the impact and legacy of Curtis music-making achieved over more than eight decades. Proceeds from the concerts directly benefit current Curtis students.




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