Curtis Institute's Orchestra Returns to Carnegie Hall Tonight, Under Christoph Eschenbach's Baton

Classic Arts News   Curtis Institute's Orchestra Returns to Carnegie Hall Tonight, Under Christoph Eschenbach's Baton
 
The Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the symphonic ensemble of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, performs tonight at Carnegie Hall with the Institute's new president, Roberto D‹az, as soloist. This concert marks the Curtis Symphony's first performance at Carnegie under a current music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach will conduct the Viola Concerto by Krzysztof Penderecki (featuring D‹az), as well as Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps and Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

The Curtis Symphony Orchestra gave its first Carnegie Hall concert under Artur Rodzinski on March 8, 1929, and has appeared at Carnegie Hall twelve times since then. The orchestra also performs several concerts each year in Philadelphia, usually at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The students rehearse regularly with guest conductors visiting the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as those who come to the Institute specifically for residencies with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, as Michael Tilson Thomas did earlier this season.


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