On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Immaculata University will welcome the Curtis Symphony Orchestra to perform at 7:30 p.m. in Alumnae Hall Theatre. Get a campus map and directions here.
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, music director of the Fort Worth Symphony, will lead Ravel’s atmospheric, shimmering Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2, with its shifting hues and sensuous harmonies. Opening the program will be Strauss’s exuberant tone poem Don Juan, inspired by the legendary passionate rogue whose exploits have inspired poets, painters, and composers for centuries.
Acclaimed for its “otherworldly ensemble and professional level of sophistication” (New York Times), the Curtis Symphony Orchestra has received international praise for its exuberant, joyous performances and has been called “an orchestra that any city would be lucky to have as its professional ensemble” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Under the direction of eminent conductors, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra performs three concerts each season in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and recent appearances outside Philadelphia include Carnegie Hall and the Dresden Music Festival. Visiting conductors include Vladimir Jurowski, Marin Alsop, Osmo Vänskä, Simon Rattle, Robert Spano, as well as 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.