Additional tours and engagements are announced on a rolling basis.
March 2021 and February 2022
Esteemed faculty member Ida Kavafian, violin, and Peter Wiley (Cello ’74) lead a quintet of string players in a program centered on Schubert’s beloved String Quintet in C major, D. 956—often termed the “Cello Quintet” for its use of a second cello. A newly commissioned work by Curtis composition faculty member Richard Danielpour rounds out the program.
Liza Ferschtman (Violin ’00) and faculty member Edward Gazouleas (Viola ’84) are joined by emerging artists to perform favorite string quintets of Beethoven and Mendelssohn, and a work by Michael Djupstrom (Composition ’11) commissioned specifically for this tour.
Violist Tabea Zimmerman collaborates with a chamber orchestra of Curtis musicians for a residency and United States tour in January 2021. Ms. Zimmerman will lead the group and serve as a soloist in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364 with fellow soloist Pamela Frank (Violin ’89). Also on the program are Britten’s Lachrymae, Op. 48a and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major. Op. 48.
Curtis on Tour manages solo engagements for Curtis artists with professional orchestras and presenters.