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“Eighth Blackbird” Residency Recital

January 22, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dynamic ensemble-in-residence Eighth Blackbird returns to Curtis for their second year of intense collaboration. This recital will focus on the works of Philip Glass, John Adams, Gabriella Smith, and more.

 

Glass, Knee Play 2 from Einstein on the Beach

Shannon Lee, violin

Ted Babcock, narrator

Matthew Barker, narrator

 

Reich, Piano Phase

Lisa Kaplan, piano

Andrew Hsu, piano

 

Smith, number nine

Niles Watson, flute

Slavko Popovic, clarinet

Eunice Kim, violin

Gabriel Cabezas, cello

Lisa Kaplan, piano

Ted Babcock, percussion

 

Intermission

 

Babcock, Junctions

Zoë Martin-Doike, violin

Abigail Fayette, violin

En-Chi Cheng, viola

Gabriel Cabezas, cello

 

Adams, Shaker Loops

Yvonne Lam, violin

Eunice Kim, violin

Kensho Watanabe, violin

Yoshihiko Nakano, viola

Nicholas Photinos, cello

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Nathaniel West, double bass

Curtis Symphony Orchestra

January 26, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Natalie Zhu, piano (’97)

Benjamin Hochman, piano (’01)

Don Liuzzi, percussion

Mari Yoshinaga, percussion (’12)

Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila

Bartók: Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 (“Leningrad”)
In his first public appearance leading the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, brings his inimitable artistry and charisma to a program of dramatic music with deep roots in the traditions and history of Eastern Europe, a continuation of Curtis’s sixth all-school project, Russia: A Land and Its Influence. Conducting fellow Kensho Watanabe is also featured.

This Curtis Symphony Orchestra performance is underwritten by a grant from the Markow-Totevy Foundation.

Tickets: $5-$45; Ticket Philadelphia (215) 893-1999; www.ticketphiladelphia.org

Graduation Recital – Michelle Cann, piano

February 10, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bach Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825

Debussy, Images, Première série

Bach, Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, transcribed by

Ferruccio Busoni

Chopin, Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

Granados, Goyescas, Op. 11

Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Inna, Chien-Ying Yang)

Michelle Cann, piano

Stanislav Chernyshev, clarinet

Yiying Julia Li, violin

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Xavier Foley, double bass

Private Performance at Waterford Farm

March 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Victor Asunscion, piano

Beethoven Seven Variations on a theme from the Magic Flute

Strauss Sonata, Op. 6

Piazzolla  ‘Le Grand Tango’

Texas Street Arts Series

March 21, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Michelle Cann, piano

Beethoven Seven Variations on a theme from the Magic Flute

Prokofiev Sonata in C Major, OP. 119

Strauss Sonata, Op. 6

Piazzolla  ‘Le Grand Tango’

Curtis Recital Series, Field Concert Hall

March 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Graduation Recital

 This performance will be recorded and/or broadcast by WHYY

 John-Henry Crawford, cello

 Michelle Cann, piano

Beethoven, Seven Variations on a theme from the Magic Flute

Prokofiev, Sonata in C Major, OP. 119

Kramarchuk, Another World

Composed for John-Henry Crawford

Strauss, Sonata, Op. 6

Piazzolla ‘Le Grand Tango’

Friends of Chamber Music of Reading

March 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

John-Henry Crawford, cello
Michelle Cann, piano

Beethoven Seven Variations on a theme from the Magic Flute

Strauss Sonata, Op. 6

Piazzolla,  ‘Le Grand Tango’

For tickets call 610-374-7441

Curtis Orchestra presenting new works of Curtis composers

March 31, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 Cole: Death of the Poet

Weinberg: in somnis

Hsu: Saturnalia

Maimets: Magnificat

Orth: The Last Letter

Hertzberg: Spectre of the Spheres

Curtis Symphony Orchestra

April 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor
Roberto Díaz, viola (’84)
Benjamin Schmid, violin (’91)

Stravinsky: Feu d’artifice (Fireworks)

Penderecki: Concerto doppio for Violin, Viola and Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (“Pathétique”)

Russian masterworks-Stravinsky’s fleetingFireworks and Tchaikovsky’s impassioned “Pathétique”-flank the U.S. premiere of a double concerto by esteemed Composer-in-Residence Krzysztof Penderecki. Faculty member Ignat Solzhenitsyn leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, joining with fellow alumni Benjamin Schmid and Roberto Díaz, Curtis president, in the Penderecki. Conducting fellow Kensho Watanabe is also featured. This stunning finale to the Curtis Symphony Orchestra season is preceded by a gala in the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza. Part of the 2013-14 all-school project, Russia: A Land and Its Influence.

Tickets: $5-$45; Ticket Philadelphia (215) 893-1999; www.ticketphiladelphia.org

Curtis Institute of Music

April 16, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This performance will be recorded and/or broadcast by WHYY

Mozart: Sonata in G major, K. 301

Zeyu Victor Li, violin

Jungeun Kim, piano

Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 (“Spring”)

Gergana Haralampieva, violin

Daniel Hsu, piano

Beethoven: Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 (“Archduke”)

Shannon Lee, violin

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Steven Lin, piano

Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

April 17, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

Tower: Big Sky

Tower: In Memory

Tower: String Quartet No. 5 (“White Water”)

Curtis 20/21, the school’s contemporary music ensemble, appears on the Miller Theatre’s Bach Revisited series. Written around 1720, the Brandenburg concertos remained virtually unknown, tucked away on a library shelf, for more than a century before being published. Today they number among the crowning achievements of Baroque instrumental writing. For her Bach series program, Joan Tower intersperses movements of the fifth concerto-for solo flute, violin, and harpsichord-with her own chamber music, including her trio Big Sky, an evocation of the awe-inspiring experience of riding through the Andes mountain range.

Tickets and information: (212) 854-7799, Miller Theater Box Office,

Residency: eighth blackbird, chamber music, piano, woodwing

April 18, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This performance will be recorded and/or broadcast by WHYY

Boulez: Sonatine

Tim Munro, flute

Andrew Hsu, piano

Tower: Big Sky

Eunice Kim, violin

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Lisa Kaplan, piano

Tower: String Quartet No. 5 (“White Water”)

Joel Link, violin

Bryan A. Lee, violin

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

Camden Shaw, cello

Andres Diaz Residency

April 26, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This performance will be recorded and/or broadcast by WHYY

Schnittke Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Elena Jivaeva, piano

Shostakovich Sonata in D minor, Op. 40

Timotheos Petrin, cello

Wei Luo, piano

Prokofiev Sonata in C major, Op. 119

Youna Choi, cello

Micah McLaurin, piano

Dean’s Honors Recital

May 9, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Penderecki: Duo Concertante
Eunice Kim, violin
Robin Kesselman, double bass

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Patrick Williams, flute
Eunice Kim, violin
Bryan Anderson, harpsichord
Lifan Zhu, violin
Daniel Hanul Lee, viola
John-Henry Crawford, cello
Nathaniel West, double bass

Barber: Hermit Songs, Op. 29
Sarah Shafer, soprano
Mikael Eliasen, piano

 

Kramarchuk: Winter Winds
Niles Watson, flute
Corbin Stair, oboe
Slavko Popovic, clarinet
Catherine Chen, bassoon
Sarah Boxmeyer, horn

 

Ravel: Introduction et allegro
Elizabeth White Clark, harp
Patrick Williams, flute
Slavko Popovic, clarinet
Abigail Fayette, violin
Gergana Haralampieva, violin
Yoshihiko Nakano, viola
Will Chow, cello

The Kramarchuk commission was supported by grants from the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia and the Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy.

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