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Curtis Chamber Orchestra

Robert Spano, conductor Roberto Díaz, viola
Curtis Chamber Orchestra
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:00pm

Pre-performance Talk
7PM • Jackson Hall

Curtis Institute staff in conversation with Don Roth, Executive Director, Mondavi Center, UC Davis

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. This unique professional training (and the full tuition scholarships provided to all of its students) has enabled Curtis alumni like Lang Lang, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein and others to assume prominent positions in America’s leading orchestras as well as ensembles around the world. One of the fruits of the focus on performance is the Curtis Chamber Orchestra. Already a fixture in Curtis’s home town, Philadelphia, the ensemble draws its members from the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, which has been praised for its “otherworldly ensemble and professional level of sophistication” (The New York Times). Conductor Robert Spano leads the ensemble in a program that includes masterpieces by Mozart and Prokofiev, a new viola concerto by Curtis alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon, performed by soloist (and Curtis president) Roberto Díaz; and a new vocal composition by Spano.

Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Allegro con brio
Gavotte: Non troppo allegro
Finale: Molto vivace
Higdon Concerto for Viola
Spano arr. Ludwig Hölderlin Songs
Sokrates and Alkibiades
An Die Parzen
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”)
Allegro vivace
Andante cantabile
Molto allegro

Event Info

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:00pm