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Kids Enjoy a Fun-Filled Introduction to Classical Music with Family Concerts November 17

The magic of music comes alive as the string family tells the story of Cinderella

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(October 29, 2013) The string family brings the story of Cinderella to life on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Curtis Institute of Music. During each one-hour, interactive concert, kids discover the thrilling tones of the violin, the mellow sweetness of a viola and cello, and the deep resonance of the double bass as Curtis students tell the story of Cinderella through music. To enhance their experience, kids are invited to come dressed as a character in Cinderella--princess or prince, or mice or pumpkins!

The November family concerts, best enjoyed by children ages five and older, take place in Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children twelve and under. For tickets or more information, contact the Curtis Patron Services Office at 215-893-7902 or

The family concerts are part of the Curtis Community Engagement Program, which shares classical music with young people and others in the community who may not otherwise have access to it. Curtis students also provide interactive educational presentations for area schools, hospitals, senior centers, and community venues as well as coach young musicians around the world as part of Curtis On Tour and other programs.

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 provides its 168 students with full-tuition scholarships and personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. Its distinctive "learn by doing" approach has produced an impressive number of notable artists, 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. Curtis alumni hold principal chairs in every major American orchestra, and each season they are featured as guest soloists with the world's leading orchestras, opera houses, and chamber music series.

Curtis's innovative programs encourage students to perform often and hone 21st-century musical skills. The school's facilities offer superb spaces for music-making, as well as state-of-the-art technologies to enhance learning. In addition to more than 200 performances in and around Philadelphia each year, students perform internationally with Curtis On Tour. When they graduate, they become musical leaders, making a profound impact on music around the globe. To learn more, visit

Family Concerts: Introduction to the String Family
Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

An interactive, fun-filled introduction to the world of classical music, best enjoyed by children ages five to twelve.

Tickets: $5 for adults, free for children twelve and under; available in August from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or


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