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Curtis on Tour


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Upcoming Tours

 

Additional tours and engagements are announced on a rolling basis.

 

North America

  

February 2022: Cello Quintet

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.

 

Summer 2022: Clarinet Quintet

Curtis on Tour returns to Nantucket and New England for its annual festival of performances and presentations, featuring violist Roberto Díaz and clarinetist David Shifrin. For over ten years, Curtis on Tour has been proud to connect with summer audiences through these special offerings. 

 

October 2022: Vocal Ensemble

A quartet of emerging artists from the Curtis Opera Theatre joins bass-baritone Eric Owens, director of vocal studies and the Curtis Opera Theatre. Sharing the stage with their mentor, these rising stars of the operatic stage will perform gems from the lieder and song repertoire, followed by operatic arias and ensemble pieces.

 

March 2023: L’Histoire du Soldat

A thrilling tale of trickery and magic, Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat comes to life through an ensemble of musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music. “One of the world’s leading music academies” (BBC Culture), Curtis’s performers team up with beloved actor and narrator John de Lancie, who voices the characters, and award-winning performer David Shifrin (Clarinet ’71). The program, designed for audiences in North America, also features From the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Curtis alumnus David Serkin Ludwig (Composition ’01).

 

Latin America

 

October 2021: Flute, Strings, and Piano

Curtis on Tour offers a special online performance to audiences in Latin America this October. Join our touring artists—noted Curtis alumni with innovative solo, chamber music, and recording careers around the globe—for a program of festive selections for flute, strings, and piano.

 

Europe

 

September 2021: Piano Trio

Alumni Josef Špaček, Timotheos Petrin, and George Xiaoyuan Fu represent Curtis on Tour at top venues across Europe. The tour begins with a celebratory return to the Nights of Classical Music at the Gennadius Library festival in Athens, where Curtis has performed annually for over five years.

 

Fall 2022: Soprano and Piano Trio

An all-alumni ensemble from Curtis tours Europe with a program featuring soprano and strings. A new commission by faculty member Richard Danielpour joins Ravel’s brilliant and colorful Piano Trio in A minor and other works.

 


 

Professional Engagements

Curtis on Tour manages solo engagements for Curtis artists with professional orchestras and presenters.