2018–19 Season

Welcome to the very first look at Curtis Institute of Music’s 2018–19 season! We tailor our performances and repertoire selections to best suit the unique needs of our gifted student body to allow us to present repertoire that is invigorating and showcases our students’ breathtaking talent. And, this coming year is no exception. We’re thrilled to share with you next season’s offerings:




Curtis Symphony Orchestra

The 2018–19 season features superstars of classical music: violinist Midori and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, both members of the Curtis faculty; conductor Giancarlo Guerrero; and alumnus Haochen Zhang (Piano ’12).

Curtis Opera Theatre

Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman sees an expanded staging of Rene Orth's (Composition ’16) original opera, Empty the House; and the return of conductor Karina Canellakis (Violin ’04) and groundbreaking director R.B. Schlather for Mozart's formidable masterwork, Don Giovanni.

Curtis Presents

Alumni, faculty, and students join forces for a series of chamber concerts featuring renowned guitarist Jason Vieaux, award-winning violinist Judith Ingolfsson (’92), and the ever-engaging Mikael Eliasen and Danielle Orlando in a presentation of Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes.

NOTE: Family Concerts and 20/21 Ensemble Performances will be sold as single tickets in August. 


May 21: Members-only subscription presale
June 25: Subscriptions on sale
August: Single tickets on sale

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Orchestral concerts are supported by the Jack Wolgin Curtis Orchestral Concerts Endowment Fund.

Curtis Opera Theatre at the Perelman in partnership with Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and the Wyncote Foundation.

Generous support for the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble is provided by the Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation.

The Curtis Institute receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. General operating support for Curtis is provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

Performances, artists, and venues are subject to change.