Curtis Institute’s 2021-22 hybrid digital/in-person season, with composer in residence Tania León

Posted on: August 24, 2021

The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia has announced that its programming for October through December will be a mix of in-person and digital performances, including opera, chamber music, family concerts, and free student recitals. Curtis’s 2021-22 composer in residence Tania León will lead master classes and coach student musicians for performances, and a concert in the spring will feature her works. Fall highlights include the return of Curtis’s free student recital series, with limited audiences; broadcasts will be available at Curtis Opera Theatre will present a reimagining of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito; entitled MERCY, the opera/film production will be directed by Chas Rader Shieber and Alek Shrader, with in-person screenings beginning November 4. Additional Curtis Opera Theatre productions will include fully staged productions of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Conrad Susa’s 1994 Dangerous Liaisons, and a filmed double bill of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium and Marc Blitzstein’s Triple-Sec. In January, Peter Oundjian will conduct the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and organ soloist Alan Morrison in works by Jessie Montgomery and George Walker, plus Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra. The orchestra’s season concludes in April with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and pianist Yefim Bronfman in Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2, led by Robert Spano.