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Curtis Tours the East Coast March 17-21; Performances in Boston, Cape Cod, and New Brunswick, N.J.

Works by Debussy, Ravel, Lowell Liebermann, Richard Danielpour and student composer Alyssa Weinberg

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PHILADELPHIA, PA—March 8, 2016—"Both a conservatory and a buzzword…known for taking the best music students in the world" (Washington Post), the Curtis Institute of Music tours the East Coast this spring.
 
Praised for performances that are "bright and polished" (Miami Herald), Curtis on Tour brings together an ensemble of students, faculty, and alumni for performances in Orleans, Mass. (March 17) presented by the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival; at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. (March 18); at the Gardner Museum in Boston (March 20); and at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. (March 21). A free Philadelphia preview recital takes place Monday, March 14 at 8 p.m. in Field Concert Hall. 
 
The program features chamber arrangements of Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Ravel's Shéhérazade, as well as Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. Music by these Impressionist masters is offered alongside Lowell Liebermann's Sonata for Flute and Harp, Curtis faculty member Richard Danielpour's vocal work Beloved Night, and a work for violin and cello by student composer Alyssa Weinberg, flutter/drive/wander.
 
Elizabeth Hainen, principal harp of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Scott St. John (Violin '90), former violinist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, join Curtis students Brendan Dooley, flute; Will Chow, cello; and Elena Perroni, soprano

An embodiment of the school's "learn by doing" philosophy, Curtis on Tour offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. In addition to performances, students frequently offer master classes, in-school demonstrations, and other community engagement activities. Since Curtis on Tour was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have traveled to more than 50 destinations in Europe, Asia, and North and South America, with new venues added each year. Curtis on Tour is generously funded by Nina von Maltzahn through the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

For more information, visit www.curtis.edu/CurtisonTour.
 

Curtis on Tour Spring 2016 East Coast Performances

Philadelphia preview recital
Sunday, March 14 at 8 p.m.
Field Concert Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street
Free; no tickets required
 
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Orleans, Mass.
Thursday, March 17 at 5 p.m.
Orleans Methodist Church, 73 Main Street 
Tickets: $20 :: More information 
 
Woods Hole, Mass.
Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Lillie Auditorium, Marine Biological Laboratory
Free and open to the public :: More information 
 
Boston, Mass.
Sunday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Tickets: $12-27 :: More information 
 
New Brunswick, N.J.
Monday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
Tickets: General public $15; Rutgers alumni, employees, and seniors $10; students $5
 
 

Program

DEBUSSY  Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, arr. Andrew Hsu and Judy Loman
Brendan Dooley, flute
Scott St. John, violin
Will Chow, cello
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
 
DEBUSSY  Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Brendan Dooley, flute
Scott St. John, viola
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
 
DANIELPOUR  Beloved Night
Elena Perroni, soprano
Brendan Dooley, flute
Scott St. John, viola
Will Chow, cello
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
 
LIEBERMANN  Sonata for Flute and Harp, Op. 56
Brendan Dooley, flute
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
 
WEINBERG  flutter/drive/wander
Scott St. John, violin
Will Chow, cello
 
RAVEL Shéhérazade, arr. Andrew Hsu
Elena Perroni, soprano
Brendan Dooley, flute
Scott St. John, viola
Will Chow, cello
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
 
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