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.






Chamber Music for Adults Faculty Recital 

Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m.

Mimi Stillman (Flute '99)
Solo and chamber musician, Yamaha Performing Artist, artistic director of Dolce Suono Ensemble

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

Amy Yang (Piano '06)
Chamber music mentor at the Curtis Institute of Music and chamber music coach at the University of Pennsylvania

Hanchien Lee
Faculty at Peabody Preparatory and successful solo and chamber musician




Sphinx, Voice, and Harp Faculty Collaborative Recital

Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m.

Karla Donehew Perez, violin
Jannina Norpoth, violin
Jennifer Arnold, viola
Karlos Rodriguez, cello
Mikael Eliasen, piano
Elizabeth Hainen, harp

Members of the Curtis Opera Theatre
Ashley Robillard, soprano
Kendra Broom, mezzo-soprano
Aaron Crouch, tenor
Patrick Wilhelm, baritone




Young Artist Summerfest Program Faculty Recital 1

Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

Sonora Slocum (Flute '11)
Principal flute of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 

Desirée Ruhstrat (Violin '07)
Violinist of the Lincoln Trio and head of the strings chamber program at Northwestern University

Sharon Wei (Viola '04)
Lecturer at Stanford University and assistant professor of viola at Western University (Canada)




Young Artist Summerfest Program Faculty Recital 2

Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

Toby Appel (Viola '70)
Viola and chamber music faculty at the Juilliard School

Soo Bae (Cello '01)
Solo and chamber musician, director and founder of Angelos Mission Ensemble in New Jersey




Young Artist Summerfest Program Faculty Recital 3

Thursday, August 2 at 7 p.m.
Location TBD

Anthea Kreston (Violin '93)
Member of the internationally renowned Artemis String Quartet and faculty at the Universität der Kunst (Berlin) and the Queen Elizabeth Chapel (Brussels)

Toby Appel (Viola '70)
Viola and chamber music faculty at the Juilliard School

Natalie Helm (Cello '11)
Principal cello of the Sarasota Orchestra and member of the Des Moines Metro Opera Festival Orchestra

Heather Miller Lardin (Double Bass '96)
Director of the early music ensemble at Temple University and performer with Tempesta di Mare