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WHYY's 'On Stage at Curtis' 2016-17 Schedule


A new season of WHYY's On Stage at Curtis begins October 9! 

Tune in every Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. for new performances from some of the world's most brilliant young musicians, or watch episodes

Programs are repeated Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 9 p.m. on YArts.

October 9 and 15

Miklós Rózsa: Toccata Capricciosa, Op. 36
Pujol: Suite Buenos Aires
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

October 16 and 22

A Graduation Recital by Laura Park, violin

Mozart: Sonata in E-flat major, K. 302
Ysaÿe: Sonata in G minor, Op. 27, No. 1
Strauss: Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18

October 23 and 29

Philip Glass: Love Divided By
Bach: English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
Liszt: “Après une lecture du Dante,” from Années de pèlerinage, 2e année
Chopin: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. Posth., arr. Gregor Piatigorsky

October 30 and November 5

Bach: Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Benjamin Godard: Suite de trois morceaux, Op. 116
Higdon: In the Shadow of Sirius

November 6 and 12

A Graduation Recital by Emeline Chong, bassoon

Telemann: Sonata à 4, Tafelmusik Part II, No. 2, TWV 43:d1
Bonneau: Caprice en forme de valse
Weber: Andante e Rondo ongarese in C minor, Op. 35
Elgar: Romance, Op. 62
Otmar Nussio: Variations on an Arietta of Pergolesi

November 13 and 19

Tchaikovsky: Doumka: Scène rustique russe, Op. 59
Mendelssohn: Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28
Bach: English Suite No. 4 in F major, BWV 809
Ligeti: Six Bagatelles

November 20 and December 17

A Graduation Recital by George Xiaoyuan Fu, piano
Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

December 18 and 24

A Residency Recital with Miriam Fried, violin
Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

December 25 and january 7

Vocal Studies Recital
Reynaldo Hahn: “A Chloris”
Reynaldo Hahn: “Si mes vers avaient des ailes”
Reynaldo Hahn: “Fêtes galantes”
Kurt Weill: “Lost in the Stars” from Lost in the Stars
Strauss: Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op. 67
Gershwin: “Someone to Watch Over Me”
Gershwin: “The Man I Love”
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel

January 8 and 14

Curtis on Tour with Elizabeth Hainen, harp and Scott St. John, viola and violin

Debussy:  Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Richard Danielpour: Beloved Night
Alyssa Weinberg: flutter/drive/wander
Ravel: Shéhérazade, arr. Hsu

January 15 and 21

A Graduation Recital by Chang-Yong Shin, piano
Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 9 in E major, BWV 878, from The Well-Tempered Klavier, Book II
Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60
Enrique Granados: “Los requiebros” (“Compliments”), from Goyescas, Op. 11
Mozart: Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453

January 22 and 28

Ravel: “Alborada del gracioso,” from Miroirs
Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:50
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in D minor
Prokofiev: Sonata in D major, Op. 94bis

January 29 and february 4

Liszt: Étude No. 9 in A-flat major: Andantino (“Ricordanza”), from Études d’exécution transcendante
Liszt: Funérailles, from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses
Mendelssohn: Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

February 5 and 11

Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie in A major, Op. 124
Crumb: Federico’s Little Songs for Children 
Brahms: Four Ballades, Op. 10

February 12 and 18

Félix Godefroid: Étude de concert in E-flat minor, Op. 193
Bach: Suite in E minor for Lute, BWV 996, transcribed to E-flat minor by Marie-Claire Jamet
André-François Marescotti: Mouvement
Gabriel Fauré: Impromptu in D-flat major, Op. 86
Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58

February 19 and 25

A Graduation Recital by Stephen Waarts, violin 
Béla Bartók: Sonata No. 2
Ysaÿe: Sonata in G minor, Op. 27, No. 1
Jules Massenet: “Méditation” from Thaïs, transcr. Marsick
Kreisler: La Gitana
Ravel: Tzigane, rapsodie de concert


February 26 and march 25

Composers Recital with Héloïse Carlean-Jones, harp

Nick DiBerardino: Gossamer
Alyssa Weinberg: Moondrunk Miniatures
Emily Cooley: Street Haunting
Aiyana Tedi Braun: Regarding Movement
Henriette Renié: Contemplation

march 26 and april 1

Liszt: “Sonetto 104 del Petrarca,” from Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année: Italie
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (“Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke”)
Jolivet: Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

April 2 and 8

A Graduation Recital by Youna Choi, cello
Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
David Popper: Elfentanz, Op. 39
Haydn:  Concerto in D major, Hob.VIIb:2

April 9 and 15

A Graduation Recital by Marié Rossano, violin

Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Steven Franklin: Fantasy-Journey
Prokofiev: Sonata in D major, Op. 94bis

April 16 and 22

A Graduation Recital by Xavier Foley, double bass

Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major for Solo Cello, BWV 1007
Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K.618, arr. Foley
Foley: March of the Republicans
Adolf Míšek: Sonata No. 2 for Double Bass and Piano, Op. 6
Foley: Irish Fantasy, based on the Irish folk song “The Clergyman’s Lament”
Foley: Cranberry Juice

April 23 and 29

A Graduation Recital by T.J. Cole, composition
T.J. Cole: Vibre (2015)
Cole: Drifter (2014)
Cole: Selections from Childhood (2000–2003)
Cole: One More Blue, One More Gray (2013)

April 30 and may 6

A Residency Recital with Gary Hoffman, cello
Mendelssohn: Variations concertantes, Op. 17
Mendelssohn: Quintet No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 87
Bach:  Chaconne, from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

may 7 and 13

Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1
Beethoven: Variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, WoO 46
Hector Berlioz: Nuits d’été, Op. 7

May 14 and 20

A Graduation Recital by Rene Orth, composition
Rene Orth: Dream Sequence: The Nightmare
Orth: Miniatures from the Mountain
Luciano Berio: Sequenza IX, with electronics by Rene Orth
Orth: “Candlesticks,” from Empty the House
Orth: “The Basement,” from Empty the House
Orth: Stripped

May 21 and 27

A Graduation Recital by Pearson Altizer, bassoon and Student Recital with Abigail Kent, harp

Villa-Lobos: Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
Richard Lavenda: Chiaroscuro
Steinmetz: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Henriette Renié: Danse des lutins


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