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Curtis 20/21 Performs Works by John Corigliano November 11

Recital includes works coached by Mr. Corigliano as part of his Curtis residency

Curtis 20/21 performs works by John Corigliano, with the composer in attendance, at a free recital on Wednesday, November 11 at 8 p.m. Part of Mr. Corigliano's Curtis residency, the recital features his String Quartet, Red Violin Caprices, Two Works for Antiphonal Brass, and Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan, coached by the composer. Mr. Corigliano will also give a master class for Curtis composition students as part of his residency. The recital takes place in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia; no tickets are required.

Dedicated to the music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Curtis 20/21 performs works ranging from significant works by established composers to newly written pieces not yet part of the core repertoire. The ensemble is flexible in size and scope to include works for solo performers, chamber groups, and larger forces with conductor.

American composer John Corigliano's numerous scores--including three symphonies and eight concerti among over one hundred chamber, vocal, choral, and orchestral works--have been performed and recorded by many of the most prominent orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians in the world. Recent scores include Conjurer (2008), for percussion and string orchestra, commissioned for and introduced by Evelyn Glennie; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: The Red Violin (2005), developed from the themes of the score to François Girard's film of the same name, which won Corigliano an Oscar in 1999; Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan (2000) for orchestra and amplified soprano, the recording of which was nominated for the Grammy for Best Contemporary Composition in 2008; Symphony No. 3: Circus Maximus (2004), scored simultaneously for wind orchestra and a multitude of wind ensembles; and Symphony No. 2 (2001: Pulitzer Prize in Music).

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective and provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its 160 students. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach. This philosophy has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school's founding in 1924, from such legends as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber to current stars Juan Diego Flórez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, Leila Josefowicz, Lang Lang, and Time for Three.

Student Recital Series:
Curtis 20/21 Plays John Corigliano
Wednesday, November 11 at 8 p.m
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

CORIGLIANO      The Red Violin Caprices
                          String Quartet
                          Two Works for Antiphonal Brass
                          Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan

Free; no tickets required.

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