Summerfest Faculty Recital Series

Enjoy Curtis Concerts During the Summer

During the summer, Curtis provides musicians and music lovers opportunities to explore classical music and experience the Curtis Institute of Music's "learn by doing" philosophy. Curtis Summerfest Faculty Recitals, now in their fourth year, feature distinguished chamber musicians from the Curtis Summerfest faculty. These remarkable artists, many of them Curtis alumni, perform a variety of repertoire—from beloved classics to the music of today—in the timeless setting of Field Concert Hall.

 

Performances


 

 

 

Summerfest Faculty Recital: Britten, Clarke, Dittersdorf, and Ludwig

Thursday, August 2 at 7 p.m.

Katherine Needleman, oboe (’99)
Principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Rebecca Harris, violin
Principal second violin of Tempesta di Mare

Anthea Kreston, violin (’93)
Member of the Artemis Quartet and faculty at the Universität der Künste Berlin

Toby Appel, viola (’70)
Viola and chamber music faculty at the Juilliard School

Natalie Helm, cello (’11)
Principal cello of the Sarasota Orchestra and founder of Upward Notes

Heather Miller Lardin, double bass (’96)
Director of the Temple University Early Music Ensemble and faculty at the Music School of Delaware

Peter Miyamoto, piano (’92)
Executive director of the Odyssey Chamber Music Festival and faculty at the University of Missouri

 

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Past Performances

Chamber Music for Adults Faculty Recital 

Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m.

Mimi Stillman, flute (’99)
Founding artistic director of Dolce Suono Ensemble and faculty at Temple University

Melissa White, violin (’07)
Solo violinist and founding member of the Harlem Quartet

Thomas Kraines, cello (’92)
Cellist of the Daedalus Quartet and faculty at Temple University

Hanchien Lee, piano (’03)
Faculty at Peabody Preparatory and successful solo and chamber musician

Amy Yang, piano (’06)
Chamber music mentor at the Curtis Institute of Music and chamber music coach at the University of Pennsylvania

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Sphinx, Voice, and Harp Faculty Collaborative Recital

Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

Kendra Broom, mezzo-soprano (’18)
Mezzo-soprano and Curtis alumna

Jannina Norpoth, violin
Member of PUBLIQuartet and HOLLANDS

Melissa White, violin (’07)
Solo violinist and founding member of the Harlem Quartet

Jennifer Arnold, viola
Member of the Oregon Symphony

Mary Ann Ramos, cello
Cello soloist and faculty at Northern Arizona University

Catalyst Quartet

Jessie Montogomery, violin
Karla Donahew Perez, violin
Paul Laraia, viola
Karlos Rodriguez, cello

Jin Hyun Park, piano
Vocal studies accompanist at the Curtis Institute of Music

Elizabeth Hainen, harp
Curtis faculty member and principal harp of the Philadelphia Orchestra

 

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Summerfest Faculty Recital: Debussy, Fauré, and Jongen

Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

Sonora Slocum, flute (’11)
Principal flute of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 

Desirée Ruhstrat, violin (’07)
Member of the Lincoln Trio and faculty, Northwestern University

Sharon Wei, viola (’04)
Co-founder of Ensemble Made in Canada and assistant professor at Western University

David Cunliffe, cello
Founding member of the Lincoln Trio

Lisa Kaplan, piano
Pianist and co-artistic director of Eighth Blackbird

Natalie Zhu, piano (’97)
Active soloist and chamber musician

Patrick Kreeger, organ (’13)
Associate organist at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City

Garrett Arney, percussion
Founding member of arx duo and member of Ensemble ACJW

Matthew Duvall, percussion
Percussionist and co-artistic director of Eighth Blackbird

Mari Yoshinaga, percussion (’12)
Founding member of arx duo

 

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Summerfest Faculty Recital: Saint-Saëns, Brahms, and Tymoczko

Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

Mimi Stillman, flute (’99)
Founding artistic director of Dolce Suono Ensemble and faculty at Temple University

Gabriel Kovach, horn (’99)
Principal horn of the Phoenix Symphony

Rebecca Harris, violin
Principal second violin of Tempesta di Mare

Hye-Jin Kim, violin (’06)
Associate professor of violin at East Carolina University and member of the Cooperstown Quartet

Toby Appel, viola (’70)
Viola and chamber music faculty at the Juilliard School

Soo Bae, cello (’01)
Director and founder of Angelos Mission Ensemble

Rieko Aizawa, piano (’94)
Founding member of the Horszowski Trio and faculty at the Longy School of Music

Bridget Kibbey, harp
Harp faculty at Bard Conservatory and the Juilliard School's Pre-College Program 

 

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