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Curtis Institute Of Music

1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
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Ranked #49 of 281 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Educational Sites, Operas, Performances
Most recent review
- Jun 20, 2014
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Curtis Institute was founded by the Curtis family, owners and publishers, among other things, of the Saturday Evening Post. It is considered to be one of the top musical conservatories in the world, counting among its alumni Leonard Bernstein, composer of the score for West Side Story; Samuel Barber, composer of the Adagio for Strings; Giancarlo Menotti, composer of... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

there is NO other music institution in the world like Curtis ! Walking into this building, one feels HOME. It is amazing, that best of best musicians came out of this Institude. but it feels so comforting , cozy, not snoby, filled with love.

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123 reviews 123 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

People who live in Philadelphia rightly believe that the Curtis Institute trains the finest musicians in the US. Students attend on full scholarships and come from all over the world. They are required to hone their skills by giving regular performances and they do it three times a week (usually) during the school year. The Institute is right on Rittenhouse... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews 136 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

What a gift to sit in an elegant old-world performance hall, listening to the talented & classically trained young musicians at the Curtis - free of charge! The frequent concerts at Curtis afford students a showcase for their remarkable skills, while offering fortunate patrons the opportunity to savor lesser known classical pieces in an intimate setting. Recently we were accompanied... More

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Orlando, Florida
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383 reviews 383 reviews
77 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Today we had the pleasure of see lecture and recital of music form Puccini's opera La Boheme. I brought my niece who is 16 and never experienced opera before. She loved it. The host Micheal Bolton did such a wonderful job of telling this tale of two best friends in love.

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Akron, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Who knew, a free concert on a Friday night. The Curtis institute students presented a free concert, including an original piece written by one of the students. This was really fantastic, when in Philly, check out their schedule to see if you are lucky enough to be in town when they are having a concert.

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