– With “Winter Winds” on December 13, works by Palestrina, Ligeti, and Katerina Kramarchuk (’12) are performed in the peaceful medieval cloister.
– “Expression/Introspection” on February 21 features the Aizuri Quartet as they perform works by Beethoven and Janáček, complementing captivating art work such as Rodin’s sculpture, “Thought” in Gallery 155.
– A distinctive mix of strings and winds takes center stage on March 28. Ensemble 39, a Philadelphia-based chamber group of Curtis alumni, is known for its electrifying performances and unique approach to style, sound, and programming. The program includes works by Prokofiev and Gabriella Smith (’13) and takes place in the museum’s rotunda in Galleries 161 and 164, featuring Paul Cezanne’s “The Large Bathers,” among others.
– The colors and sounds of the year are evoked on April 18 with “Four Seasons.” A quartet of composers comprise this program performed by a talented violin duo in Gallery 159 amongst mid- to late- nineteenth century art.
Check www.curtis.edu/Calendar for updated program and gallery information throughout the year.Music in the Galleries is generously supported by Cooke & Bieler, LP.
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MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES
Music in the Galleries is generously supported by Cooke & Bieler, LP.
KRAMARCHUK – Winter Winds
Niles Watson, flute
Works by Beethoven and Janáček performed by the Aizuri Quartet, Curtis’s 2014-15 string quartet in residence.
“The Large Bathers”
Ensemble39, a Philadelphia-based chamber group of Curtis alumni, performs works by Prokofiev and Gabriella Smith (”’13).
A violin duo plays works by a quartet of composers.
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