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Free Student Recitals at The Curtis Institute of Music Begin Monday, October 12

Catch performances by some of the best young musicians in the world at the Curtis Institute of Music. The Student Recital Series features free performances at 8 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the school year, with additional recitals in the spring.

No tickets are required--just come to Field Concert Hall in the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, to hear the legends of tomorrow in performance today. Updated program information is posted weekly on and on the recital hotline: (215) 893-5261.The season kicks off on Monday, October 12.

Highlights from the Student Recital Series are featured regularly on Y Art's On Stage at Curtis, a weekly program broadcast on WHYY's digital cable channel 12.2 (Comcast Channel 257, FiOS 474). Select recitals are also posted throughout the season at, where users can stream or download Curtis performances.

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, which 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.

Curtis receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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Jennifer Kallend
Managing Director of External Affairs and Patron Engagement
(215) 717-3190

Diana Wensley
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(215) 717-3129

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