Conductor Osmo Vänskä teams up with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra for the ensemble’s first-ever tour of the United States, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 8, and its first stop will be Immaculata University.
The student-musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music will perform at Immaculata and in Philadelphia and Bethlehem; Athens, Ga.; Blacksburg, Va.; and Durham, N.C. before concluding the tour at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
These performances are part of Curtis on Tour, the Nina van Maltzahn global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music, an embodiment of the school’s “learn by doing” philosophy that offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty.
A highlight of the tour repertoire is Beethoven’s masterful “Emperor” Concerto with esteemed piano soloist Jonathan Biss, who holds the Neubauer Family Chair in Piano Studies at Curtis. Biss, a revered Beethoven scholar, contributes to the global celebrations of the composer’s 250th birthday with these tour performances.
Known for his masterful interpretations of the Finnish composer, Osmo Vänskä, music director of the Minnesota Orchestra, also leads the orchestra in Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43. Vänskä previously led the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on a nine-city European tour in 2017.
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