Season Selections 2017–18

Curtis students and alumni are making waves throughout the musical world by winning major competitions, appointments, and honors! Here, enjoy musical highlights from the past season, demonstrating the unparalleled music-making that takes place at Curtis, including orchestra, opera, and chamber music.

Be sure to stay connected with Curtis as we continue to achieve great things in the upcoming year. Learn more about the honors and awards won by Curtis students and alumni at Curtis.edu/MakingWaves. Follow @CurtisInstitute on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and performances, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for weekly performance highlights and live-streamed recitals. 

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Track Listing:

Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Ágreda, conductor
April 29, 2018; Verizon Hall,
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Lindsey Reynolds, soprano
Olivia Smith, soprano
Amanda Lynn Bottoms,
mezzo-soprano
Hannah Klein, mezzo-soprano
Patrick Wilhelm, baritone
Curtis Opera Theatre
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Ágreda, conductor
May 5, 2018; Perelman Theater,
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Alejandro Lombo, flute
Yuhsin Su, clarinet
Seula Lee, violin
Chen Cao, cello
Lena Goodson, double bass
Janice Carissa, piano
Sijia Huang, percussion
Yoonseo Kang, percussion
December 1, 2017; Gould Rehearsal
Hall, Curtis Institute of Music

Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Juanjo Mena, conductor
October 29, 2017; Verizon Hall,
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Sarrah Bushara, oboe
Mekhi Gladden, oboe
Kip Zimmerman, English horn
Doron Laznow, bassoon
Hanul Park, bassoon
Marlène Ngalissamy, contrabassoon
April 16, 2018, Field Concert Hall

Eric Lu, piano
October 20, 2017; Field Concert Hall

Mahagonny-Song (“Auf nach Mahagonny”) —
Alabama-Song (“Oh, show us the way to the next whisky-bar”)

Sage DeAgro-Ruopp, soprano
Ashley Marie Robillard, soprano
Aaron Crouch, tenor
Seongwo Woo, tenor
Tyler Zimmerman, bass-baritone
Adam Kiss, bass
Curtis Opera Theatre
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Ágreda, conductor
May 5, 2018; Perelman Theater,
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Something’s Coming
Dance at the Gym
Maria
Ballet Sequence: Somewhere

Dominic Armstrong, tenor
David Shifrin, clarinet
Zorá String Quartet
Jiacheng Xiong, piano
March 14, 2018; Gould Rehearsal Hall,
Curtis Institute of Music

Recent honors and appointments won by Curtis students and alumni include:

Awards

Avery Fisher Career Grants
Grammy Awards
Music Critics Association: Best New Opera
Pew Fellowship in the Arts
Sphinx Medal of Excellence

Competitions

Gina Bachauer Competition
Cleveland International Piano Competition
International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
Leeds International Piano Competition
William Primrose International Viola Competition
Tokyo International Viola Competition
Verbier Festival’s Paternot Award

Appointments and Engagements

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Kansas City Symphony
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Marlboro Music Festival
Metropolitan Opera
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Oregon Symphony
Oper Stuttgart
Philadelphia Orchestra
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Staatskapelle Berlin
Washington National Opera

Learn More at Curtis.edu/MakingWaves.

Photograph: Andrea Baldeck