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


 

 

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)
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)

David Cunliffe, cello
Faculty member at the Music Institute of Chicago and founding member of the Lincoln Trio

Lisa Kaplan, piano
Founding member of eighth blackbird

Natalie Zhu, piano (’97)
Solo and chamber performer and recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant

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

Garrett Arney, percussion
Member of the arx duo and a Vic Firth Artist

Matthew Duvall, percussion
Co-artistic director and founding member of eighth blackbird

Mari Yoshinaga, percussion (’12)
Member of the arx duo and a Vic Firth Artist

 

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

Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

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

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

Rebecca Harris, violin
Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Bach Collegium and faculty of the Philadelphia Orchestra School Partnership Program

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

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

Rieko Aizawa, piano (’94)
Solo and chamber performer, faculty of the Longy School of Music at Bard College, and Steinway Artist

Bridget Kibbey, harp
Active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician featured annually at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

 

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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 and faculty of Peabody Conservatory

Rebecca Harris, violin
Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Bach Collegium and faculty of the Philadelphia Orchestra School Partnership Program

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

Peter Miyamoto, piano (’92)
Professor of piano and chamber music 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)
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

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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