mobile logo

The Curtis Institute of Music

Curtis Symphony Orchestra with Juanjo Mena, conductor

Oct 29, 2017
2:30 PM




Juanjo Mena, conductor
Carlos Ágreda, Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow

ADAMS              Short Ride in a Fast Machine
STRAUSS           Don Quixote 
BERLIOZ            Symphonie fantastique

The Curtis Symphony Orchestra shines under the “world-class conducting” (Washington Post) of Juanjo Mena, chief conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, in a feast of Romantic storytelling. By turns whimsical and noble, Strauss’s take on the Cervantes novel Don Quixote gives way to the heady narrative of the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz. A whirlwind tone poem by John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, sets it all in motion.

Subscriptions for all three Curtis Symphony Orchestra concerts start at $50. 

Contact the Curtis Patron Services Office at (215) 893-7902 or or visit

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Generously Supported By

You Might Also Like