September 1, 2014

MBL to Present 125th Anniversary Concert, July 7

Contact: Gina Hebert
508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu

MBL Anniversary ConcertWOODS HOLE, MA—In celebration of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s 125th Anniversary, the public is invited to a special MBL Anniversary Concert featuring Curtis On Tour, a program of the Philadelphia-based Curtis Institute of Music, on Sunday, July 7 at 7:00 PM in the Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. The concert is made possible by a generous gift from Pat Gage and Irina Wilson Gage.

Curtis On Tour brings the extraordinary artistry of the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music to audiences worldwide, with tomorrow’s leading musicians performing alongside celebrated alumni and faculty.

The MBL performance will feature acclaimed violist and Curtis president, Roberto Díaz performing with current students and recent alumni including Justine Lamb-Budge, violin, Arlen Hlusko, cello, and Di Wu, piano.

The ensemble will perform:

MOZART String Duo No. 1 in G major, K. 423
SCHOENFIELD Café Music
Intermission
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

The concert will be followed by a champagne and dessert reception. Each reception ticket holder will be eligible to win a selection of exciting door prizes including a four-night stay at the luxury Gestalt Villa on the Steele Point Estate, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, passes to Wachusett Mountain’s Fall Festival, and tickets to the internationally acclaimed off-Broadway play, “Bill W. and Dr. Bob,” along with a copy of the script signed by the playwrights.

Winners will be chosen at the reception. You must be present to win.

Tickets for the concert and reception are sold separately. Concert tickets range from $20-$150 and will be available at the door or until sold out.  Reception tickets are $100 and will be sold until 5:00 PM on June 28. Proceeds will support the MBL’s research and educational programs. Visit mbl.edu/concert or call 508.289.7423 for ticket information.

About Curtis On Tour
The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. One of the world’s leading conservatories, Curtis provides its 165 students with full-tuition scholarships and personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. The school’s distinctive “learn by doing” approach has produced an impressive number of notable artists since its founding in 1924. Curtis alumni hold principal chairs in every major American orchestra, and each season they are featured as guest soloists with the world’s leading orchestras, opera houses, and chamber music series.

Curtis’s innovative programs encourage students to perform often and hone 21st-century musical skills, and the school’s facilities offer superb spaces for music-making, as well as state-of-the-art technologies to enhance learning. Students perform internationally with Curtis On Tour in addition to more than 150 performances in and around Philadelphia each year. When they graduate, they become musical leaders, making a profound impact on music around the globe.

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The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Founded in 1888 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the MBL is an independent, nonprofit corporation.