Curtis Institute of Music e-News, March 2015

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In this issue:
Curtis On Tour…Rake’s Progress…Curtis Then and Now

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Curtis On Tour: Higdon World Premiere

The Curtis Chamber Orchestra tours the United States this month with a program focusing on the achievements of alumni and faculty. Robert Spano leads the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s new Viola Concerto written for Roberto Díaz, plus works by Mozart, Prokofiev, and Mr. Spano himself (in a new orchestration by David Ludwig). The tour kicks off in Washington, D.C. on March 7 at the Library of Congress. Before continuing to Florida and California, the artists briefly return to Philadelphia on March 9 for a live-streamed online performance that you can access on Curtis Performs at 8 p.m. E.T., no matter where you are!

Meanwhile, Touring in the Northeast…

The Aizuri Quartet, Curtis quartet in residence, performs with faculty cellist Peter Wiley this month in Boston (March 15) and New York (March 17). Their program features quartets by Haydn and Janacek and the Schubert String Quintet in C major. Details and tickets here.

Curtis Then and Now 

Curtis celebrates its 90th anniversary with a trip down memory lane in the Spring issue of Overtones, just published. See images of Curtis past in the magazine and in a special section of

Single Tickets On Sale for The Rake’s Progress

The Curtis Opera Theatre presents Igor Stravinsky’s cautionary fable, The Rake’s Progress, from May 7–10 at the Prince Music Theater. With a timeless story and glorious music, it’s an opera not to be missed. Secure your seats now!

Add to the Archives

The Curtis Archives plans an online exhibit about student life this fall, and is seeking photos and other materials from alumni and faculty that document the personal reflections and experiences of students, particularly from the 1950s through the 1970s. Learn how you can help.

Curtis is 90 Years Young: Reserve your place now for the 90th-Anniversary gala!
Calling All Alumni! Save a September weekend for the next reunion.
Curtis Summerfest: Register by March 25 for the Young Artist Summer Program or the Young Artist Voice and Collaborative Piano Program.


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