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The Curtis Institute of Music

Curtis Symphony Orchestra - Enduring Legacies

Sunday
Oct 28, 2018
3:00 PM
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Overview

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Haochen Zhang, piano (’12)

AUGUSTA READ THOMAS   Brio
RACHMANINOFF                    Piano Concert No. 3
STRAVINSKY                           Petruska

Pianist Gary Graffman joined the Curtis family at the tender age of seven, when he was accepted as a student. Throughout a celebrated career as soloist, teacher, and administrator, he has left his mark on music through his own performances and those of his students. In celebration of Mr. Graffman’s 90th birthday, alumnus Haochen Zhang (’12) returns to perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, a romantic powerhouse and staple of the Graffman legacy. The program also features Igor Stravinsky’s beloved ballet Petrushka, a house specialty since the days when conductor Leopold Stokowski led the Curtis orchestra; and Brio, a 2018 work exuding vitality and virtuosity by this year’s composer in residence, Augusta Read Thomas. The dynamic Giancarlo Guerrero, a Curtis favorite, returns to conduct.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102