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October 17: Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Concert at South Philadelphia High School

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Curtis Symphony Orchestra gives a free performance at South Philadelphia High School for an audience of students and their families, teachers, and community partners.

WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: 2101 S. Broad Street, South Philadelphia High School Auditorium 
WHAT: The Curtis Symphony Orchestra will visit South Philadelphia High School on Saturday, October 17, to give a special preview performance in anticipation of the orchestra's Sunday concert at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. The program, led by Curtis conducting fellows Edward Poll and Connor Gray Covington, will last one hour with no intermission. 
This performance continues an ongoing partnership between the Curtis Institute of Music and South Philadelphia High School. The collaboration began in January with the Martin Luther King Day of Service, when Curtis students worked with City Year, Wells Fargo, and South Philadelphia High School students to renovate and reorganize the music facilities at the school. This year, numerous Curtis students are involved with the high school's revitalized music program through classes such as Social Entrepreneur and the Community Artist Program and through ArtistYear, an arts-based service corps designed to bring arts access and education to Philadelphia communities.
About the Curtis Institute of Music
Drawing upon 90 years of artistry, the Curtis Institute of Music pairs tradition and innovation, educating exceptionally gifted young musicians as artist-citizens who engage a local and global community through music-making of the highest caliber. Each year 175 students come to Curtis, drawn by a tuition-free, performance-inspired learning culture. In this intimate environment, they are nurtured by a celebrated faculty and inspired by the school's distinctive "learn by doing" approach, offering more than 200 concerts each year in Philadelphia and around the world.  
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