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Michael Stern conducts the Curtis Symphony Orchestra

Apr 17, 2016
8:00 PM

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Michael Stern, conductor ('86)

DEBUSSY- Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
VARÈSE- Amériques
BRAHMS- Symphony No. 1

Michael Stern, music director of the Kansas City Symphony, returns to lead the final Curtis Symphony Orchestra concert of the season. Debussy's iconic dreamscape Prélude á l'après-midi d'un faune stands in stark contrast to Varèse's Amériques, inspired by the urban clamor of the composer's adoptive home. Brahms's First Symphony—one of the most beloved and oft-performed works in symphonic history—showcases the orchestra's youthful exuberance in a spirited conclusion.

Orchestra concerts are supported by the Jack Wolgin Curtis Orchestral Concert Endowment Fund.

All artists, programs and prices subject to change.

The Curtis Symphony Orchestra has been praised for its "otherworldly ensemble and professional level of sophistication" (New York Times). Recent visiting conductors include Simon Rattle, Osmo Vänskä, Robert Spano, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Curtis’s mentor conductor for the Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellowship Program. This professional training has enabled Curtis alumni to assume prominent positions in America’s leading orchestras, as well as esteemed orchestral, opera, and chamber ensembles around the world.


Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


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