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The Curtis Institute of Music

Curtis Symphony Orchestra with Karina Canellakis, conductor

Apr 29, 2018
8:00 PM




Karina Canellakis (Violin ’04), conductor
Amanda Majeski (Opera ’09), soprano

Carlos Ágreda, conducting fellow

WALKER      Lyric for Strings
STRAUSS     Four Last Songs
WEBERN      Six Pieces for Orchestra
SCRIABIN    The Poem of Ecstasty

“The model of a modern musician” (Los Angeles Times) and winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, Curtis alumna Karina Canellakis leads the orchestra on a rhapsodic journey. George Walker’s pensive lament for string orchestra sets the tone for Strauss’s poignant valedictory song cycle, featuring the “glowing” voice (Opera News) of Metropolitan Opera soprano Amanda Majeski, also a Curtis alumna. Scriabin’s rarely heard Poem of Ecstasy provides the exhilarating close.   

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102



Amanda Majeski (Opera ’09), soprano

Metropolitan Opera star Amanda Majeski, also a Curtis alumna, features in Strauss’s poignant final songs, a perfect match for her “glowing” soprano (Opera News). Ms. Majeski’s’s career has skyrocketed since her dramatic last-minute substitution as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This spring she stars in a new production of Così fan tutte at the Met.
Karina Canellakis (Violin ’04), conductor

Alumna Karina Canellakis, part of a new generation of female conductors, returns to Curtis to lead this concert after conducting the Curtis Opera Theatre's Marriage of Figaro in 2016. Internationally acclaimed for her emotionally charged performances and interpretive depth, she recently won the prestigious Sir Georg Solti Award.

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