Back to Top
Events Calendar
Loading Events...
View full calendar



 Musical Performances | Honorary Gala Committee 

On May 6, 2015 more than 350 patrons gathered to celebrated Curtis’s 90th anniversary, in the process raising more than half a million dollars—$525,000 and counting—for Curtis’s mission and programs. Relive the magical night below! 


Musical Performances

Celebrated faculty members Mikael Eliasen, Ida Kavafian, Hal Robinson, and Michael Rusinek offered a unique progression of musical vignettes alongside their current and past students, including a world premiere and a collaboration of violinists unlike anything experienced before at Curtis.

Following remarks by Roberto Díaz and representatives of Veritable, and Steinway & Sons, the Curtis alumni trio Time for Three—hailed by Simon Rattle as “the future of music”—took the stage. They closed the night in a rousing set with classical guitar phenomenon Jason Vieaux and Carmen sensation Rinat Shaham (Opera ’88)—a dynamic combination of musicians giving a once-in-a-lifetime performance. 



Honorary Gala Committee

Nina Baroness von Maltzahn, chair
Anthony B. Creamer III
Roberto Díaz and Elissa Lee Koljonen
Deborah M. Fretz
Alan and Nancy Hirsig
James and Betty Matarese
Susan and Frank Mechura           
John J. Medveckis
Edward A. Montgomery Jr.
Bob and Guna Mundheim
Albert E. Piscopo
Bob and Caro Rock
Brett Rubinson
Happy and Sam Shipley
Penelope and Tom Watkins

Curtis would like to thank all of our generous contributors who made the evening possible!

 If you have any questions please contact Anna Matheson, director of special events and facilities rentals, 215-717-3141