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Address: 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 215-893-5252
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Initimate setting for chamber music

The Curtis Institute is one of the premier music schools for classical musicians in the US, and is located just off Rittenhouse SquareDuring the year (excluding the summer), it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Curtis Institute is one of the premier music schools for classical musicians in the US, and is located just off Rittenhouse SquareDuring the year (excluding the summer), it offers a series of free student performances. The performances are in Field Concert Hall, which does not have a bad seat and is visually a treat, being richly lined with wood.

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Reston, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Was there on 5/31/2015 for my daughter's recital. AC was not working. Music hall air quality was bad and my younger daughter started coughing because of dust. Even I had experienced it. Rest rooms were very old and not that clean. Parking is very limited, behind the hall and is very expensive even on Sunday! Regarding staff, when I asked... More 

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Elmer, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music is a true classical setting to enjoy concert hall quality music in a very intimate 240 seat auditorium. The main building which houses the Field Concert Hall is part of a 19th-century mansion that is worth a visit alone so that you may fully appreciate its wood-paneled walls, ornate moldings,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building and most important - superb musicians. Get a copy of the student concert listings and go to one or two. They are free and the quality of playing is exceptional. If you love music you should go to the Curtis!

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Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were in Philadelphia on business and learned Curtis Institute Opera was performing Tchaikovsky's seldom-performed "Iolante" in a concert version, so we ordered tickets. The performance was beautiful in every way - musically superb, with fantastic singers who brought the fairy tale story to life, and a highly skilled student orchestra. Although it wasn't fully staged, there was enough movement,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Visited Curtis and came away very impressed with how they take care of the students and the excellent facilities. Wonderful school.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Housed in two converted adjoining mansions as well as a number of other nearby buildings, Curtis Institute is a world class educational institution. It is terrific to be able to enjoy free performances by the students who are all near the top of their field despite still being considered students. Arrive at least 1/2 hour early to be sure to... More 

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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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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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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Philadelphia
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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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Address: 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 215-893-5252
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West

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