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Free Student Recitals Begin October 10

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(October 4, 2011) The Student Recital Series begins Monday, October 10 at the Curtis Institute of Music, continuing its celebrated legacy as the preeminent concert stage for some of the best young musicians in the world. Recitals are free and take place at 8 p.m. in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the school year, as well as many weekends.

Rising musicians emerge as leaders of their generation through the Student Recital Series, which offers more than 100 free performances annually. In 2011-12, student recitals will emphasize works by Curtis composers and those who have strong ties to the Philadelphia region, as part of Appassionato--a season of bold programming, enriched curriculum offerings, and exceptional special events that herald Curtis's enduring influence on music in Philadelphia and the world.

For a list of performers, works, and additions to the schedule, 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 165 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 Jonathan Biss, Juan Diego Flórez, Alan Gilbert, Hilary Hahn, Jennifer Higdon, and Lang Lang.

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