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Curtis On Tour Launches 2012 European Tour

Sharing the extraordinary artistry of Curtis students and faculty with audiences in Germany, Italy, and Spain

(May 18, 2012) On the heels of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra performances at the Dresden Music Festival, Curtis On Tour travels throughout Europe May 20 through 29, with tomorrow 's leading musicians performing alongside celebrated Curtis faculty and alumni. In addition to Curtis students the tour ensemble includes President Roberto Díaz (Viola '84) and fellow faculty members Pamela Frank (Violin '89) and Mikael Eliasen, piano. The program includes works from Mozart, to Bernstein, to 1999 Curtis graduate Daniel Kellogg.

Tour stops include public concerts at Berlin 's Philharmonie, the American Academy in Berlin, and Auditori Teulada-Moraira Infanta Leonor in Teulada, Spain. Private performances will also take place in Spain, Berlin, and Rome at the residence of the Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy and the Palazzo Colonna. Dating from the fourteenth century, the Palazzo Colonna is one of the oldest and largest private palaces in the city and is also home to the Colonna art gallery, one of the largest private art collections in Rome.

This Curtis On Tour itinerary concludes the school 's Appassionato season, which celebrated the school 's enduring influence on music in Philadelphia and the world. The season featured bold programming, enriched curriculum offerings, and an expanded schedule for Curtis On Tour. In addition to the European performances, Curtis On Tour travelled across the United States and made its first trip to Asia during the 2011-12 school year, with performances in Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul.

Curtis On Tour embodies the remarkable traditions of Curtis, where individually tailored training with a faculty of renowned musicians has nurtured a long line of great artists, from Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber to Hilary Hahn and Lang Lang. One of the world 's leading music schools, Curtis provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its 161 students, ensuring that admissions are based solely on artistic promise. Students at this intimate, Philadelphia-based conservatory "learn by doing," performing frequently and often collaborating side-by-side with their teachers. Curtis On Tour embodies this irresistible meeting of youthful exuberance and seasoned artistry.


May 20-Berlin, Germany (private)
May 24-Residence of the Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy, Rome (private)
May 25-Palazzo Colonna, Rome (private)
May 26-Auditori Teulada-Moraira Infanta Leonor, Teulada, Spain (public)
May 27-Teulada, Spain (private)
May 29, 1 p.m.-Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany (public)
May 29, 7 p.m.-American Academy, Berlin (public)

Tour Program
KELLOGG Plainsong
Stanislav Chernyshev, clarinet
Zoë Martin-Doike, violin
Gabriel Cabezas, cello

WEILL "Lonely House" from Street Scene
BERNSTEIN "A Simple Song" from Mass
STRAVINSKY "Here I stand" from The Rake's Progress
D 'HARDELOT "Because"
GERSHWIN "Someone to Watch over Me" from Oh, Kay!
ARGENTO "Winter" from Six Elizabethan Songs
THIELE "What a Wonderful World"
Joshua Stewart, tenor
Mikael Eliasen, piano, faculty

MOZART Quintet in A major, K. 581
Stanislav Chernyshev, clarinet
Zoë Martin-Doike, violin
Pamela Frank, violin ( '89), faculty
Roberto Díaz, viola ( '84), faculty
Gabriel Cabezas, cello

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