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Address: 1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6187
Phone Number: 215-893-5252
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Exquisite, exceptional concerts - BRAVO!

The level of musicianship at this summerfest faculty recital was extraordinary and this is not surprising for one of the top music conservatories in the world. It doesn't get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The level of musicianship at this summerfest faculty recital was extraordinary and this is not surprising for one of the top music conservatories in the world. It doesn't get much better than this -- truly! The audience was engaged and thrilled with the experience, as was I and the friends that attended. Bravo Curtis! Bravi musicians and the new music... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are probably already familiar with the Student Recital program on some area public television stations from time to time. Very high-quality FREE student concerts on a small, intimate stage. It is located in a two mansions in a hip, up-scale neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square of Philadelphia. Curtis is a small, elite music conservatory and trains excellent performing musicians. What... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Located id two former downtown " town houses of wealthy Philadelphians" The Curtis features many student concerts by some of the country's finest young musical talent. Classes are taught by the cities finest musical performers including many current and former members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Stop in for a calendar of events, most of which are free to the public.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The Curtis Institute is America's most selective higher learning institution (3.2% admissions rate) and trains students in music and/or opera who are musically gifted. All students attend on full scholarships. One can buy tickets to one of the institute's more formal events or attend any Student Recital Series for free.

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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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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