December 20, 2014

The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla to be Performed at MBL Summer Concert, July 20

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

676974_photo_DavidDebalko-460MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Tickets are now on sale for the MBL Summer Concert featuring Curtis On Tour, a program of the Philadelphia-based Curtis Institute of Music.  The concert will be held on Sunday, July 20 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 a string chamber orchestra performing Antonio Vivaldi’s iconic The Four Seasons paired with Ástor Piazzolla’s Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires). For these four tango works by Piazzolla, current students Jung Min Choi, Nadir Khashimov, Ye-Rang Kim, and Marié Rossano will be joined by Curtis alumna violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen.

The concert will be followed by a champagne and dessert reception. Tickets for the concert and reception are sold separately. Concert tickets range from $20 to $150 and are available in advance at mbl.edu/concert or by calling 508-289-7423.  Tickets will also be available at the door or until sold out.  Dessert reception tickets $100 each and will be available until 5:00 PM on July 16. Proceeds will support the MBL’s renowned research and educational programs.

About the Curtis Institute of Music
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 168 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 200 performances in and around Philadelphia each year. When they graduate, they become musical leaders, making a profound impact on music around the globe. To learn more, visit http://www.curtis.edu/CurtisOnTour.

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