Curtis Institute of Music in the News: Fall 2014

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CURTIS IN THE NEWSOn the air, in the paper, and 30,000 feet above ground, Curtis is in the news.

Explore recent press coverage below and learn about upcoming performances, classes, broadcasts, and more.

Performance Today
On the Air
America’s most popular classical music radio program comes to Curtis Performance Today
American Public Media’s Performance Today, heard on nearly 300 stations across the country and reaching approximately 1.4 million listeners each week, comes to Curtis next week. Performance Today host Fred Child joins Curtis students, faculty, and alumni on stage for lively conversations and music. Details.

Visit Curtis Performs to watch a live stream of the event on Wednesday, October 15 at 8 p.m. and enjoy exclusive HD videos of Curtis performances in the meantime. Sign up to receive the latest news and get a live stream reminder via e-mail.

Deutschlandfunk
German Connections
Deutschlandfunk airs a Curtis radio feature across Germany, and Curtis On Tour returns to Dresden and BerlinDeutschlandfunk
“The list of graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music reads like a ‘who’s who’ of classical music.”  (September 15, 2014). This 50-minute radio feature takes listeners into lessons, backstage at an orchestra concert, and inside the musician-tailored fitness program for students at Zarett Rehab & Fitness. Learn more. Building the school’s European presence, Curtis On Tour sent a string sextet to Germany for a concert at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden (October 5), and a private performance at the American Academy Berlin as part of the Henry A. Kissinger Prize ceremony (October 7). Details.
Lifelong Learning
Lifelong Learners
A remarkable response to free online courses from students in 135 countriesSymphony
“Courses debuted in September 2013, and no one at Curtis was quite prepared for the enormity of the response.” (Summer 2014) Read more. Last year more than 75,000 people worldwide enrolled in Curtis’s free online lifelong learning classes offered by Coursera. Recognizing the opportunity to inspire advocates for the art form, Curtis plans three online courses through Coursera this season. Details.

This season’s Curtis courses are sponsored by
Linda Richardson in loving memory of her husband,
Dr. Paul Richardson.

US Airways
All the World’s a Stage
The global reach of the Curtis Institute of MusicUS Airways Magazine
“For any institution of higher learning, alumni that include Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber and winners of Guggenheim Fellowships and Pulitzer Prizes would be achievement enough. But the Curtis Institute of Music does not rest on its laurels — or stay within the confines of Philadelphia.” (June 2014)  Read more.
The New York Times
Alumni Achievement
Amanda Majeski (Opera ’09) makes her Met debutNew York Times
“At her first rehearsal, Ms. Majeski had to jump right into the Countess’s third-act tour de force, ‘Dove sono,’ and she more than acquitted herself, Mr. Levine [longtime music director of the Metropolitan Opera] said: ‘It was clear the first day she sang that she had a warmth, an elegance, a wistful quality, an energy, that was very, very much her own.'” (September 17, 2014) Read more.
The Wall Street Journal
21st-Century Musicians
Adrian Anantawan (Violin ’06) making an impact on stage and in his community Wall Street Journal
“The One-Handed Violin Virtuoso: A classical musician who plays with a prosthetic device helps young people with disabilities make music.” (August 22, 2014) Read more (login required).

 

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