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'On Stage at Curtis' Premieres October 6 on WHYY-TV

Watch today's finest young musicians every Sunday at 6 p.m.

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(October 4, 2013) Watch WHYY for a new season of performances from some of the world's most brilliant young classical musicians. New episodes of On Stage at Curtis air on WHYY-TV every Sunday at 6 p.m. beginning October 6. Programs are repeated Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 9 p.m. on YArts.

On Stage at Curtis includes performances from the weekly Student Recital Series and interviews with Curtis students and faculty. The premiere episode on Sunday, October 6 at 6 p.m. features the graduation recital of critically acclaimed young composer and pianist, Andrew Hsu. Mr. Hsu, who recently received a prestigious 2014 Gilmore Young Artist Award, plays works by Charles Griffes, Samuel Barber, and his own 2012 BMI Award-winning composition, Dickinson Songs, with soprano Sarah Shafer (Voice '10).

Other highlights of the 2013-14 season include performances by students with cellist Gary Hoffman, pianist Jonathan Biss, and contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird; and an evening of operatic favorites with the Curtis Vocal Studies Department. To watch episodes online, learn about the music, and more, visit

WHYY is the Philadelphia region's prime public media service, providing news when you need it, entertainment when you want it, and education when it counts--on TV, radio, the web, mobile devices, and in the community.

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 170 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


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