Additional tours and engagements are announced on a rolling basis.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Curtis on Tour has cancelled its annual chamber music festival in Nantucket and subsequent New England tour.
September and October 2020
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.
The Dover Quartet, winner of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition and Curtis’s first string quartet in residence from 2013 to 2014, embarks on a tour of Latin America from October 21–November 1, 2020.
November 2020 and March 2021
Esteemed faculty Ida Kavafian, violin, and Peter Wiley (’74), cello, 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.
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.