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Curtis 20/21 Brings the Music of Paris to St. Mark's Church Nov 14

Program Features Works by "Les Six," Lili Boulanger, and John B Hedges ('02)

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(October 29, 2010) Curtis 20/21 brings the music of France to St. Mark's Church on Sunday, November 14 at 3 p.m. The school's contemporary music ensemble plays pieces written in Paris between the wars, focusing on chamber works by "Les Six," a group of French composers active during the 1920s, as well as pieces by Lili Boulanger and 2002 Curtis graduate John B Hedges.

The recital is free and no tickets are required. St. Mark's Church is located at 1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

The Curtis 20/21 concert is inspired by this year's all-school project--Paris: Between the Wars--which unites students' classroom and musical studies with a common theme. Guest artists and composers frequently collaborate with Curtis 20/21, including eighth blackbird, Lucy Shelton, Charles Dutoit, Peter Serkin, Fred Sherry, and Matthias Pintscher, as well Curtis faculty and alumni. Guest composers-in-residence include John Corigliano and Joan Tower.

Curtis 20/21 often performs in major venues outside of school and is committed to performing and commissioning works from Curtis students, faculty, and alumni.

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 164 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, and Lang Lang.


Student Recital Series: Curtis 20/21
Sunday, November 14 at 3 p.m.
St. Mark's Church, 1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia

TAILLEFERRE Hommage à Debussy
MILHAUD Duo for Two Violins, Op. 258
AURIC Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
HEDGES Vogue au large
DUREY Sonatine for Flute and Piano, Op. 25
HONEGGER Sonatina for Two Violins

Free; no tickets required.

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