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Curtis Institute of Music

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The World’s First Public Orchestra Launches in Philadelphia

When you think of an orchestra, you probably think about Beethoven, Mozart, and other dead European men. You probably see a maestro in tails presiding […]

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A Lower Merion Teen Is Competing Against the World’s Greatest Young Pianists

Seventeen-year-old Bala Cynwyd resident Avery Gagliano is one of six competitors from around the world left in the prestigious Cliburn junior competition, which seeks to […]

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Nina Simone’s Complicated Relationship With Philadelphia

On May 19th, at various locations in Germantown, fans of Nina Simone will gather for Singing Nina, a day of concerts, panel discussions, and a […]

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Review: Eugene Onegin, Seen Through a Snowglobe

It’s always a treat to see Tchaikovsky’s magnificent opera setting of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, and here we have the additional plus of an intimate venue. […]

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11 Things You Might Not Know About the Saturday Evening Post

Today is the 195th anniversary of the premiere issue of the Saturday Evening Post, once the most popular weekly magazine in the world. It was […]

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Get $10 Tickets to See the Naughton Sisters at Curtis Institute

The Curtis Institute of Music is offering Philly Mag Ticket readers special $10 tickets for the upcoming homecoming performance of Christina and Michelle Naughton, the […]

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PHOTOS: Opera Philadelphia Puts a Gilligan’s Island Twist On Ariadne Auf Naxos

Opera Philadelphia‘s annual co-production with Curtis Opera Theatre put audiences through quite a whiplash of styles during its sold-out performances at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater […]

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Kimmel’s SEI Innovation Studio Showcases Exciting Future of Performing Arts in Philly

It was a nasty few days of weather in the Philadelphia region, but the energy inside SEI Innovation Studio, the small, intimate black-box type theater in […]

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Curtis 20/21 Ensemble Breaking Classical Musical Stereotypes at SEI Innovation Studio

Imagine listening to classical music in a club-like setting while you interact via your cell phone on a giant LED screen. Well, that’s happening tonight at the […]

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A Sneak Peek at Opera Philadelphia’s 2015-16 Season

Opera Philadelphia announces their 2015-16 season today, and we’ve got a first-hand preview of the divas and divos they are bringing to town to belt […]

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Screening of The Maestro at Curtis Institute

Friends, supporters and patrons of the arts gathered at the Curtis Institute of Music on Saturday night for the screening of Maestro, an intimate, unprecedented […]

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14-Year-Old Juilliard and Curtis Violist Hae Sue Lee to Perform with Moscow Ballet in Upper Darby

Hae Sue Lee first picked up the viola when she was eight. A year later, she was admitted into the Juilliard pre-college program at the […]

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Our Chat With Mimi Stillman, the Coolest Flute-Player in Philly

Mimi Stillman started playing flute when she was six years old after her mother, an amateur clarinetist, taught her how to play the recorder (remember […]

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Curtis Institute Graduate Amanda Majeski To Make Early Metropolitan Opera Debut

The esteemed Curtis Institute of Music has yet another reason to celebrate: one of their graduates, soprano Amanda Majeski, will be making her Metropolitan Opera debut […]


The Most Selective College in Pennsylvania Is…

… Curtis Institute of Music. Per this chart on eCollegeFinder, Curtis accepts just 5 percent of its applicants. This 5-percent rate would make it the […]