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2015-16 Media Calendar of Events

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For the latest performance information, visit www.curtis.edu/Calendar or call (215) 893-7902.

In addition to the events listed below, student recitals of solo and chamber music take place most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8 p.m. in Field Concert Hall, as well as many weekends, with additional recitals scheduled in the spring semester. Recitals are open to the public free of charge. For the most up-to-date program information for each week's recitals, visit www.curtis.edu/Calendar or call the Student Recital Hotline at (215) 893-5261.


ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT: Darmstadt

Since 2007 Curtis has leveraged an annual All-School project—hailed by the New York Times as the "best teaching idea" of 2008--to serve as a focal point for artistic programs and the academic curriculum. This year's project focuses on the Darmstadt school of avant-garde composers who emerged in the early 1950's as Europe was reeling from the effects of the Second World War. Curtis delves into the Darmstadt school as well as the counter-cultural reactions to it: exploring the history, politics, and artistic concepts that shaped the music of this turbulent era, described so poignantly by W.H. Auden as "The Age of Anxiety." Discover Darmstadt on every series during the 2015-16 season, particularly through five fascinating concerts with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble:

Beyond Darmstadt
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble with Unsuk Chin, composer in residence
Wednesday, November 11 at 8 p.m.

Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music

 

I: Beginnings
Curtis Presents: duende with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

SEI Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

 

II: Entre-deux-guerres
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble with Joanna Pascale, vocals
Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m.

Presented by LiveConnections
World Cafe Live

 

III: The War
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble with Mikael Eliasen, piano
Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music

 

IV: The Road to Darmstadt
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music

Complete details for each concert are in the chronological listing below.

 


Curtis Presents: Christina Naughton and Michelle Naughton, piano
Sunday, September 20 at 3 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Christina Naughton, piano ('11)
Michelle Naughton, piano ('11)

Hailed for their "stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry" (San Francisco Examiner), the Naughton twins have captivated audiences around the globe since their graduation from Curtis in 2011. Experience the hallmark of their near-mystical unity of musical communication in an unforgettable afternoon.

An inspiring array of intimate and innovative recitals, Curtis Presents honors the school's unique performance culture with virtuosity and magnetism. Subscriptions for the four-concert series: $80; available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu/Tickets

Single tickets: $25 (general admission); available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu/Tickets

 

Curtis Opera Theatre: La bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Kensho Watanabe, conductor ('13, '15)

PUCCINI La bohème

Poor but carefree Rodolfo and Mimi fall deeply in love, until misunderstandings and Mimi's illness threaten their happiness. Their bittersweet reunion, filled with pathos, is all too brief. This immortal story of tragic love among struggling young bohemians, wrapped in the mantle of Puccini's sublime score, is presented in concert.

Concert performance with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Single tickets: $5, $25, $50; available from the Prince Theater Box Office at (215) 422-4580 or www.princetheater.org.

Special performance, not part of the regular Curtis Opera Theatre subscription season.

 

ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT: Darmstadt
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
The Jack Wolgin Orchestral Concerts
Sunday, October 18 at 3 p.m.

Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Edward Poll, conductor
Conner Covington, conductor
Lauren Eberwein, mezzo-soprano

DEBUSSY La Mer
RAVEL Shéhérazade
STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

Music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis mentor conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads this program of 20th-century masterworks. The lyrical impressionism of Debussy's La Mer and Ravel's Shéhérazade are joined with the bracing neo-classicism of Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Prokofiev's monumental Fifth Symphony. Also featuring conducting fellows Edward Poll and Conner Covington.

Subscriptions for three Curtis Symphony Orchestra concerts: $15, $30, $55, $82, $110; available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu/Tickets

Single tickets: $5, $10, $25, $35, $50; available from the Kimmel Center Box Office at (215) 893-1999 or www.kimmelcenter.org

 

Student Recital Series Begins
Friday, October 23 at 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Named Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly® 2014 Best Free Show, the Curtis Student Recital Series continues its celebrated legacy as the leading concert stage for some of the world's finest young musicians. Students perform solo and chamber works almost every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening in Field Concert Hall, as well as on many weekends. World-renowned guest faculty artists also join Curtis students for special residency recitals throughout the season on the free series.

Free; no tickets or advance reservations required. General admission. For a complete listing of the week's performances, visit www.curtis.edu/Calendar or call (215) 893-5261.

 

Premieres at the Barnes
Wednesday, October 28 at 6 p.m.

Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Aizuri Quartet, quartet in residence
Rene Orth, composer
Gabriella Smith, composer ('13)
Alyssa Weinberg, composer

Don't miss the culmination of this three-concert series featuring the Aizuri Quartet, in residence at Curtis and the Barnes Foundation in 2015. Experience the premieres of commissioned works by Curtis student and alumni composers, written in response to artwork in the Barnes Collection. This evening of groundbreaking new work complements the launch of the Barnes Foundation's Fall 2015 exhibitions, Strength and Splendor: Wrought Iron from the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles and Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting, on view September 19 through January 4.

Tickets: $25, $20 for members; available from the Barnes Foundation at www.barnesfoundation.org/visit/philadelphia/book-tickets

 

ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT: Darmstadt
Beyond Darmstadt
Wednesday, November 11 at 8 p.m.

Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Unsuk Chin, composer in residence
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

Renowned 2015-16 Curtis composer in residence Unsuk Chin cites as major influences Anton Webern and her own teacher, György Ligeti, both closely linked to the Darmstadt School. Experience works by this Grawemeyer Award-winning, Berlin-based, South Korean composer in the culminating recital of her residency.

The 2015-16 composer in residence program is supported by a grant from the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.

This program, as a part of Curtis's comprehensive approach to prepare its students for relevant and impactful 21st century careers in the arts, has been supported through an Advancement grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.


Free; no tickets or advance reservations required. General admission. For more information, visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902

 

Family Concerts: The Four Seasons
In collaboration with Philly Art Center
Sunday, November 15 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. *note new times

Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Journey through the four seasons with Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla, master of the tango, in an enchanting afternoon of music and art. Best enjoyed by children ages 5 to 12.

This Curtis Family Concert is supported by PECO.

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

 

Student Recital Series: Aizuri Quartet Residency Recital
Saturday, November 21 at 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

In the first of three dedicated recitals this season, the dynamic Aizuri Quartet returns for a second year as quartet-in-residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. Their program will include Jennifer Higdon's In the Shadow of Sirius, with soprano and Curtis alumna Rachel Sterrenberg.

A top prizewinner in the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London, the Aizuri Quartet has appeared in various venues throughout Philadelphia, including the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and World Cafe Live; on WRTI's musician-hosted radio series Philadelphia Music Makers; and in the Curtis-Coursera online course, The World of the String Quartet.

Free; no tickets or advance reservations required. General admission. For more information, visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902

 

Curtis Opera Theatre: Manon by Jules Massenet
Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

David Hayes, conductor ('89)
Stephanie Havey, stage director

MASSENET Manon

The naïve, beautiful Manon, seeking love and seduced by luxury, finds that she cannot have both at once—and makes her choice. Massenet paints a lush picture of fin-de-siècle Paris, with its dazzling social scene and dark undercurrents.

Fully staged production with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in French with English supertitles

Single tickets: $5, $25, $50; available from the Prince Theater Box Office at (215) 422-4580 or www.princetheater.org

The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

 

ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT: Darmstadt
Curtis Presents: duende with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
I: Beginnings
Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

SEI Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Gabriel Cabezas, cello ('13)
Chloe Felesina, dancer
Alyssa Weinberg, composer
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

An irreverent and electric evening of song and dance, anchored by Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, evokes the origins of the Darmstadt movement. This program features duende—a collective founded by Gabriel Cabezas (Cello '13), student composer Alyssa Weinberg, and dancer/choreographer Chloe Felesina—in a cabaret-infused collaboration with the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble.

Tickets: $25, general admission; available from the Kimmel Center Box office at (215) 893-1999 or www.kimmelcenter.org


The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP.

 

Music in the Galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Select Saturdays, December 12 - April 23

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Music and art complement each other in these imaginatively curated programs, presented on select Saturdays. Free with museum admission, recitals take place at 1:30, 2:15, and 3 p.m. Music in the Galleries is generously supported by Cooke & Bieler, LP. 

Saturday, December 12
Two Curtis ArtistYear Fellows, Arlen Hlusko (cello) and Anna Odell (harp) perform in the medieval cloister gallery.

Saturday, February 6
The Aizuri Quartet performs in the new American abstraction gallery.

Saturday, March 26
Program TBD

Saturday, April 23
Program TDB

 

Curtis Presents: Eric Owens and Friends
Sunday, January 17 at 3 p.m.

Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Eric Owens, bass-baritone ('95)
Mikael Eliasen, piano
Members of the Curtis Opera Theatre

With a unique reputation as an esteemed interpreter of classic works and a champion of new music, this eloquent bass-baritone is celebrated for his versatility and the "ability to wrap his deep voice around a text and create a distinct sense of character" (New York Times). He brings his powerful poise and acting faculties to the finest stages around the world--and comes home to Philadelphia for this intimate program with pianist Mikael Eliasen, artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre and Hirsig Family Head-of-Department Chair of Vocal Studies; and members of the Curtis Opera Theatre.

Tickets: $25, reserved seating; available from the Kimmel Center Box office at (215) 893-1999 or www.kimmelcenter.org


The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP.

 

Curtis Opera Theatre:
Empty the House (world premiere) Rene Orth, composer and Mark Campbell, librettist
Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Curtis Opera Studio, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

ORTH Empty the House

When a mother invites her grown daughter home for a last weekend in a house filled with painful memories, the past nearly overwhelms them both. An intimate, poignant exploration of the complex nature of forgiveness from the rising young Curtis composer Rene Orth and Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell, in its world-premiere production.

Fully staged production with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra, sung in English

Tickets: Sold Out

The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

 

ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT: Darmstadt
II: Entre-deux-guerres
Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m.

Presented by LiveConnections
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Joanna Pascale, vocals
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

Between the great wars, composers found new avenues of experimentation and influences for their music, including the jazz they were hearing in the cafés and concert halls in Paris and New York. The Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, presented by LiveConnections, partners with acclaimed jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale in the intimate atmosphere of World Cafe Live. The program features the world premiere performance of a new vocal work by Curtis ArtistYear Fellow Gabriella Smith ('13) and the mellifluous songs of Michele Legrand, as well as seminal works by Gershwin, Milhaud, and Varèse.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 students with ID; available from World Cafe Live at (215) 222-1400 or www.liveconnections.org

 

ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT: Darmstadt
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
The Jack Wolgin Orchestral Concerts
Sunday, January 31 at 3 p.m.

Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Conner Covington, conductor
Members of the Curtis Opera Theatre

BUSONI Berceuse élégiaque
BERIO Sinfonia
MAHLER Symphony No. 1 ("Titan")

Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot debuts with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in a concert of groundbreaking works. Busoni's solemn Berceuse élégiaque is followed by Berio's Sinfonia, a dizzying collage of sounds and styles presented with singers from the Curtis Opera Theatre. Mahler's First Symphony, the "Titan," provides a heroic conclusion.

Tickets: $5, $10, $25, $35, $50; available from the Kimmel Center Box Office at (215) 893-1999 or www.kimmelcenter.org

NYC/Carnegie Hall performance:
Monday, February 1 at 8 p.m.
Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York

Tickets: $25; available from the Carnegie Hall Box Office at (212) 247-7800 or www.carnegiehall.org

 

Student Recital Series: Miriam Fried Residency Recital
Friday, February 12 at 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Following her series of three annual residencies at Curtis coaching the complete Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano, celebrated pedagogue Miriam Fried returns to guide students through J.S. Bach's inimitable sonatas and partitas for solo violin.

Free; no tickets or advance reservations required. General admission. For more information, visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902.

 

Music at the Gardens
Sunday, February 21 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, February 28 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 1 p.m.

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa.

The longstanding collaboration between Curtis and Longwood Gardens continues in the spring of 2016 with student recitals held in the auditorium of this exquisite estate.

Tickets and more information: available from Longwood Gardens at (610) 388-1000 or www.longwoodgardens.org. Recitals free with Longwood admission.

 

Family Concerts: The Jungle Book
Co-presentation with the Pennsylvania Ballet II
Sunday, February 21 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. *note new times

Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Delight in the world premiere of the charming Jungle Book with an original score by John B Hedges ('02) and original choreography by Colby Damon. Best enjoyed by children ages 5 to 12.

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

Cigna is the Presenting Sponsor of the Jungle Book
The Curtis Family Concert Season is generously supported by PECO

 

ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT: Darmstadt
Curtis Opera Theatre: Capriccio by Richard Strauss
Presented in association with Opera Philadelphia and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Timothy Myers, conductor
Chas Rader-Shieber, stage director

STRAUSS Capriccio

Which is greater among the arts, poetry or music? The opera explores that question in an allegorical tale: The young, widowed Countess Madeleine is torn between two suitors, the poet Olivier and the composer Flamand. What will impress her more—Flamand's music or Olivier's words? Richard Strauss's final opera glows with wit and gorgeous melody.

Fully staged production with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in German with English supertitles

Tickets available at www.operaphila.org or (215) 893-1018.

This production is funded, in part, through support from the William Penn Foundation. The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

 

ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT: Darmstadt
III: The War
Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Mikael Eliasen, piano
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

The Darmstadt Summer Courses were born from the ashes of a Europe devastated by war. Two defining chamber works—Messaien's epic Quartet for the End of Time and the song cycle Aftermath by Ned Rorem ('44)—movingly illuminate the horrors of destructive conflict across eras. These dramatic and hauntingly beautiful works are presented side-by-side, perhaps for the first time ever.

Free; no tickets or advance reservations required. General admission. For more information, visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902.

 

Student Recital Series: Composers’ Orchestra
Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m.

Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Six world premieres by Curtis composition students are showcased in this annual event featuring the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and conducting fellows. Limited seating.

Free; no tickets or advance reservations required. General admission. For more information, visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902.

 

Curtis Presents: Hal Robinson and Friends
Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Harold Hall Robinson, double bass

Harold Hall Robinson has been a beloved guide to Curtis bass students ever since becoming the Philadelphia Orchestra's principal double bass two decades ago. A virtuoso who draws magnificent sound from his towering instrument, he brings alumni and students together for an eclectic program of chamber music--and a few surprises.

Harold Hall Robinson holds the A. Margaret Bok Chair in Double Bass Studies.

Tickets: $25, general admission; available from the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or www.curtis.edu/Tickets

The Curtis Presents season is sponsored by Blank Rome LLP.

 

Student Recital Series: Aizuri Quartet Residency Recital
Wednesday, April 6 at 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

The Aizuri Quartet continues its second year as quartet-in-residence at the Curtis Institute of Music with a program featuring Robert Schumann's String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41 No. 3, and Anton Dvo?ák's Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81. 

A top prizewinner in the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London, the Aizuri Quartet has appeared in various venues throughout Philadelphia, including Field Concert Hall, the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and World Cafe Live; on WRTI's musician-hosted radio series Philadelphia Music Makers; and in the Curtis-Coursera online course, The World of the String Quartet.

Free; no tickets or advance reservations required. General admission. For more information, visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902.

 

ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT: Darmstadt
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
The Jack Wolgin Orchestral Concerts
Sunday, April 17 at 8 p.m.

Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Michael Stern, conductor ('86)
Edward Poll, conductor

DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
VARÈSE Amériques
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Michael Stern, music director of the Kansas City Symphony, returns to lead the final Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert of the season. Debussy's iconic dreamscape Prélude á l’après-midi d’un faune stands in stark contrast to Varèse's Amériques, inspired by the urban clamor of the composer's adoptive home. Brahms's First Symphony—one of the most beloved and oft-performed works in symphonic history--showcases the orchestra’s youthful exuberance in a spirited conclusion.

Tickets: $5, $10, $25, $35, $50; available from the Kimmel Center Box Office at (215) 893-1999 or www.kimmelcenter.org

 

Allentown, Pa. performance:
Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Allentown Symphony Association, Inc.
Miller Symphony Hall, 23 North 6th Street, Allentown, Pa.

Tickets and more information available from the Allentown Symphony Box Office at (610) 432-6715 or www.allentownsymphony.org

 

ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT: Darmstadt
IV: The Road to Darmstadt
Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

Explore an astonishing array of solo works by a colorful range of composers, tracing paths toward and away from the Darmstadt School. This finale to the 20/21 season highlights the early modernism of Messiaen, Schoenberg, and Webern; the experimentalism of Berio, Boulez, and Cage; Darmstadt-inspired works by Carter, Kurtag, and Judd Greenstein; and a new commission from Riho Maimets ('14).

Free; no tickets or advance reservations required. General admission. For more information, visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902.

 

Curtis Opera Theatre: Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia

Karina Canellakis, conductor
Jordan Fein, stage director

MOZART Le nozze di Figaro

Figaro and Susanna can't wait to marry--but the Count they serve has his own plans. Meanwhile the Countess schemes with her household staff to regain her husband’s affections. There's a whole world of laughter, love, and light in Mozart's luminous tale of servants outwitting their masters.

Fully staged production with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in Italian with English supertitles

Tickets: $20, $50, $75; available from the Kimmel Center Box Office at (215) 893-1999 or kimmelcenter.org

The Curtis Opera Theatre season is sponsored by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Special gala performance:
Amadeus Affair, Friday, May 6

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
To benefit Curtis's mission, students, and programs

 

Student Recital Series: Aizuri Quartet Residency Recital
Wednesday, May 11 at 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

For its third and final residency recital this season, the Aizuri Quartet presents an all-quartet program highlighting the ensemble's insight and virtuosity.

A top prizewinner in the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London, the Aizuri Quartet has appeared in various venues throughout Philadelphia, including the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and World Cafe Live; on WRTI's musician-hosted radio series Philadelphia Music Makers; and in the Curtis-Coursera online course, The World of the String Quartet.

Free; no tickets or advance reservations required. General admission. For more information, visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902.

 
 

Student Recital Series: Deans’ Honors Recitals
Friday, May 13 at 5:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia

An annual tradition at Curtis, these highly anticipated recitals feature standout student performances drawn from the 2015-16 Student Recital Series.

Free; no tickets or advance reservations required. General admission. For more information, visit www.curtis.edu or call the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902.

 


The Curtis Institute of Music receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


General operating support for Curtis is provided, in part, by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. 

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