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Free Student Recitals Begin October 11

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(September 27, 2010) They’re inspiring, they’re fun, and they’re free! Catch performances by some of the best young musicians in the world when the Curtis Institute of Music’s Student Recital Series begins October 11.

Free recitals take place at 8 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the school year. No tickets are required—just come to Field Concert Hall in the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia.

To find out who’s playing, what composers are featured, or if additional recitals have been scheduled, visit or call the recital hotline: (215) 893-5261.

Highlights from the Student Recital Series are featured regularly on WHYY’s On Stage at Curtis, a weekly program broadcast in high definition on Channel 12. Select recitals are also posted throughout the season at, where users can instantly stream 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 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 begins
Monday, October 11 at 8 p.m.

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

Students perform solo and chamber works almost every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Curtis. For a complete listing of the week’s performances, visit or call (215) 893-5261.

Free; no tickets required.

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