Curtis Symphony Orchestra Performs at IU
The Curtis Symphony Orchestra, praised by the New York Times for its "otherworldly ensemble and professional level of sophistication," performs at Immaculata University on Saturday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Alumnae Hall Theater. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.immaculata.edu/curtis-orchestra.
"We are indeed excited about the upcoming performance of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra at Immaculata University," stated William Carr, DMA, Steinway Artist and chair of the Immaculata Music Department. "This world-class ensemble which has appeared in local, national, and international performance venues offers the Immaculata community the ability to see how music performance can transform an audience while at the same time inspiring performing artists in the development of their potential."
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, music director of the Fort Worth Symphony, leads Ravel's atmospheric, shimmering Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2, with its shifting hues and sensuous harmonies. Opening the program is the Overture to Candide by Bernstein, led by Curtis conducting fellow Carlos Ągreda. Miguel Harth-Bedoya returns to the stage to lead Barber's Canzonetta, Op. 48, and Francaix's L'Horloge de flore, featuring soloist Richard Woodhams, principal oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The program also features Strauss's exuberant tone poem Don Juan, which depicts the legendary passionate rogue whose exploits have inspired poets, painters, and composers for centuries.
With the designation as an All-Steinway School, Immaculata University's continued commitment to its Music programs continues to expand. Immaculata offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (with performance emphasis), or a Bachelor of Music in Music Education or Music Therapy and a Master of Arts program in Music Therapy.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.