Curtis Calls with Carl Hemmingsen

Wednesdays at noon, Mondays at 10 pm

Enjoy world-class performances by the students of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

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This Wednesday, 2-28 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Bolai Cao in Prokofiev's Sonata No. 8 in B-flat and Tianyi Shen, Sanu-Eun Lee and Tianxu An in Brahms' Sonata for Clarinet, Cello & Piano.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and again Monday evenings at 10. 

This Wednesday, 2-21 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Mozart's Quartet in A, K. 464 and Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Sonata.  Music from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evening at 10.

On Wednesday, 2-14 in the graduation recital of cellist Timotheos Petrin we hear music by Schumann, Shostakovich, Faure and Rachmaninoff.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

Wednesday, 2-7 at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Bartok's String Quartet No. 1, a Concert Piece for Trumpet & Piano by Vassily Brandt, a Fantasia for solo oboe by Telemann and "Towards the Sea" for alto flute and guitar by Toru Takemitsu.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evening at 10.

This Wednesday (1-31) at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Curtis students perform Mendelssohn's 2nd Piano Trio and Sergei Prokofiev's Flute Sonata.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

In Wednesday's (1-24) Curtis Calls soprano Heather Stebbins sings songs by Sibelius, Barber, Wagner and Rachmaninoff.  Stebbins has appeared as a soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia. 

Wednesday, 1-17 on Curtis Calls violinist Zeyu Victor Li is joined in his graduation recital by cellist Sang-Eun Lee, guitarist Ziaobo Pu and pianist Janice Carissa in Franck's Sonata and pieces by Astor Piazolla, Robert Beaser & John Halvorsen.  Li is now a member of the NY Philharmonic. Performances from the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10. 

Wednesday (1-10) at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear Curtis students Joshua Halpern, cello & Ying Li, piano in Mendelssohn's Sonata No. 2.  Brandon Garbot, Grace Clifford, En-Chi Cheng & Timotheos Petrin play Bartók's 2nd String Quartet.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated the folowing Monday evening at 10. 

This Wednesday (01-03) at noon Curtis Calls presents music from the graduation recitals of percussionist Yibing Wang and guitarist Alec Holcomb.  We'll hear music bu Yasuo Sueyoshi, Iannis Zenakis, Eliot Carter, Isaac Albeniz, Radames Gnattali & Astor Piazolla.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evening at 10. 

This Wednesday (12-27) at noon hear students from the Curtis Institute perform a sonata by Domenico Scarlatti, Mozart's "Dissonance" Quartet and the Four Serious Songs by Johannes Brahms. 

Wednesday (12-20) at noon on Curtis Calls we'll hear students perform Brahms' Piano Quintet in f minor along with Alan Shulman's Theme & Variations for Viola.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10.

This week on Curtis Calls we'll hear Chelsea Wang perform the Mozart Sonata in F, KV 533/494 and Shostakovich's 2nd Piano Sonata. 


Wednesday (12-6) at noon on Curtis Calls we present music by Messager, Poulenc Schubert & Weber from the graduation recital of clarinetist Slavko Popovic.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon, repeated Monday evenings at 10. 

Wednesday, 11-29 on Curtis Calls the Zora String Quartet performs quartets by Bartok & Mozart.  Performances from student recitals at the Curtis Institute of Music, Wednesdays at noon and Monday evenings at 10.

This week (11-22 at noon, repeated 11-27 at 10 PM) we'll hear Curtis students perform Ernest Bloch's Suite for Viola & Piano and the "Cloud Trio" by Kaija Saariaho on Curtis Calls.

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