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Kids Interact with Music and Dance at Curtis's Spring Family Concert Feb 15

Featuring Igor Stravinsky's theatrical masterwork A Soldier's Tale

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PHILADELPHIA, PA—February 4, 2015—On Sunday, February 15, families will sing, clap, and move to the music at the Curtis Institute of Music's Family Concerts at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. During each hour-long concert in Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis students will perform one of Stravinsky's best known and most unique works, A Soldier's Tale, which features a narrator and dancers. Colby Damon, formerly of BalletX, has choreographed a fresh version of the work. Best enjoyed by children ages five and older, these interactive concerts are a great way for children and parents alike to explore the world of music.

A Soldier's Tale
is Igor Stravinsky's musical version of a Russian folk story. Scored for an unusual ensemble of wind instruments, string instruments, and percussion, the work also includes a narrator and dancers. Together, these many performers tell the story of a soldier, back from war, who encounters a mysterious stranger offering to buy his fiddle.

Order your tickets today! The 2 p.m. concert is nearly sold out, although a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Contact the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu/Tickets. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children twelve and under. The February family concerts take place in Lenfest Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia. This Curtis Family Concert is supported by PECO.

Curtis in the Community

Family concerts are one of many ways that the Curtis Institute of Music makes an impact in the community, through its commitment to educating and training 21st-century artist-citizens. Students and alumni participate in residencies throughout the greater Philadelphia area to engage a broad range of audiences. During the 2014-15 school year, Curtis collaborates with elementary and high schools, senior living facilities, live-music venues, healthcare settings, and cultural partners around Philadelphia. In addition, students participate through curricular initiatives such as Social Entrepreneur and the Community Artist Program, and alumni commit to a year of service through Curtis's new ArtistYear program. Globally, students engage communities through Curtis On Tour.


Spring Family Concert: "A Soldier’s Tale"
Sunday, February 15 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Gould Rehearsal Hall, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

STRAVINSKY A Soldier's Tale
Samuel Boutris, clarinet
Pearson Altizer, bassoon
Alexander Greene, trumpet
Alexander Walden, trombone
Yibing Wang, percussion
Abigail Fayette, violin
Braizahn Jones, contrabass
Daniel Matsukawa, conductor
David Ludwig, narrator
Colby Damon, choreographer, dancer
Miguel Quinones, dancer

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

2 p.m. concert is nearly sold out, although a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

This Curtis Family Concert is supported by PECO.

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Jennifer Kallend
Managing Director of External Affairs and Patron Engagement
(215) 717-3190
jennifer.kallend@curtis.edu


Diana Wensley
Communications Manager
(215) 717-3129
diana.wensley@curtis.edu


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