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2010-11 Media Calendar of Events

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A continually updated schedule of performances is available throughout the season at In addition to the events listed below, student recitals of solo and chamber music take place most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8 p.m. in Field Concert Hall, with additional recitals scheduled in the spring semester. Recitals are open to the public free of charge. For the most up-to-date program information for each week's recitals, visit or call the Student Recital Hotline at (215) 893-5261.

Alumni Recital Series: Yuja Wang, piano
Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Yuja Wang, piano ('08)

Yuja Wang is recognized worldwide for playing that combines the spontaneity and fearless imagination of youth with the discipline and precision of a mature artist. Regularly lauded for her controlled, prodigious technique, she has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire, the depth of her musical insight, her fresh interpretations, and her graceful, charismatic stage presence. She has performed with most of America's leading orchestras, as well as ensembles worldwide. Ms. Wang records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon.

RACHMANINOFF Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
SCHUBERT Sonata in C minor, D. 958
SCRIABIN Prélude in B major, Op. 11, No. 11
  Prélude in B minor, Op. 13, No. 6
  Prélude in G-sharp minor, Op. 11, No. 12
  Étude in G-sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 9
  Poème in F-sharp major, Op. 32, No. 1
MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain (1886), arranged by Konstantin Chernov
MENDELSSOHN Scherzo from Ein Sommernachtstraum, Op. 61, arranged by Sergei Rachmaninoff
SAINT-SAËNS Danse macabre, Op. 40, arranged by Vladimir Horowitz

Single tickets: $28; available from the Curtis Ticket Office at (215) 893-7902 or All artists donate their services, and proceeds benefit current Curtis students.


Curtis On Tour
Monday, March 14 at 8 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Each season Curtis On Tour brings the extraordinary artistry of the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music to audiences nationwide, with tomorrow's leading musicians performing alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. The 2010–11 tour features Curtis piano faculty member Ignat Solzhenitsyn (Piano and Conducting '95) joined by Curtis students in a commissioned piece by Daron Hagen ('84). Other offerings include works by Brahms and Kurtág and one of Mozart's beloved chamber compositions, the "Kegelstatt" Trio.

Kelly Coyle, clarinet
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

KURTÁG Hommage à R. Sch., Op. 15d
BRAHMS  Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
  Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2
HAGEN Book of Days (world premiere)
MOZART Trio in E-flat major, K. 498 ("Kegelstatt")

Free; no tickets required

Tour performances:

Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m.

Mondavi Center, Davis, Calif.
Presented by the Mondavi Center for the Arts, University of California, Davis
Ticket information at (530) 754-ARTS or

Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m.
Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Performing Arts Center, San Francisco
Presented by San Francisco Performances
Ticket information at (415) 392-2545 or

Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m.
The Henry Chapel, The Highlands, Seattle
Presented by the Henry Chapel
Ticket information from (Re: "Curtis at Henry Chapel") or call (917) 941-3486

Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Robertson & Sons Recital Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
Presented by Robertson & Sons Violin Shop
Ticket information at

Sunday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Rockport Opera House, Rockport, Me.
Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts
Ticket information at (207) 236-2823 or

Tuesday, March 29 at 8 p.m.
Lenfest Center for the Arts, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.
Presented by Washington and Lee University
Ticket information at (540) 458-8000 or

Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m.
Longwood Gardens Ballroom, Kennett Square, Pa.
Presented by Longwood Gardens
Ticket information available at

Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Le Poisson Rouge, New York, N.Y.
Ticket information at (212) 505-FISH or


Curtis Opera Theatre: JANÁČEK The Cunning Little Vixen
Presented by Kimmel Center Presents in association with the Opera Company of Philadelphia
Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Corrado Rovaris, conductor
Emma Griffin, stage director

Humans and creatures of the forest mingle together in this whimsical opera about the circle of life.
A clever young fox—the cunning little vixen—journeys through forest and town, through love and rebellion. This delightful work, which Janáček based on a captivating series of comic strips, is brought to life by the fresh young voices of the Curtis Opera Theatre.

Fully staged production with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in Czech with English supertitles.

Tickets: $40-$130 * SOLD OUT *
Call Ticket Philadelphia at (215) 893-1999 to inquire about returns.

Funded in part by:
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Music Project
The William Penn Foundation


Curtis Symphony Orchestra
The Jack Wolgin Orchestral Concerts
Presented in collaboration with PIFA, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Tuesday, April 12 at 8 p.m.
Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Di Wu, piano ('05)
Thomas Bloch, ondes martenot

MESSIAEN Turangalîla-symphonie

Single tickets: $5, $16, $19, $29, $40; available at the Kimmel Center Box Office and from Ticket Philadelphia at (215) 893-1999 or


Student Recital Series: Curtis 20/21 Celebrates Joan Tower
Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

TOWER   Copperwave
  String Force
  Ivory and Ebony
  Angels (String Quartet No. 4)
  Trio Cavany
  Simply Purple
  Wild Purple

Free; no tickets required.

This program will also be performed at the Miller Theatre in New York:

Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York
Tickets: $25; available from


Curtis Opera Theatre: MOZART Idomeneo
Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

George Manahan, conductor
Chas Rader-Shieber, stage director

King Idomeneo of Crete may have saved his countrymen, but he has jeopardized his son's life. This ancient, dramatic legend of love and sacrifice unfolds to Mozart's beautiful melodies.

Fully staged production with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Single tickets: $35; available from the Curtis Ticket Office at (215) 893-7902 or


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