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Live from WRTI's Performance Studio: Curtis Woodwind Players Perform Mozart's Gran Partita

Ahead of Philadelphia Music Week concerts, woodwind players from the Curtis Institute of Music's Symphony Orchestra perform live on WRTI. Susan Lewis hosts. 

Philadelphia Music Week runs from October 15th to October 21st, highlighting the great musical offerings in the Philadelphia region.

As part of this celebration, The Curtis Symphony Orchestra performs in concert at Immaculata University on Saturday, October 19th at 8 PM and at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall on Sunday, October 20th at 2 PM in a performance with members of the Curtis Opera Theater led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

WRTI program: Mozart: Serenade in B-flat major, "Gran Partita," selected movements

I. Largo. Molto allegro; III. Adagio. Andante F; VII. Finale. Molto allegro

Musicians in the Wind Ensemble:

Kip Zimmerman, oboe; Sarrah Bushara, oboe; Yan Liu, clarinet; Yuhsin Su, clarinet; Sara Han, basset horn; Yejin Ahn, basset horn; Thomas Roy-Rochette, bassoon; Luis Marquez-Teruel, bassoon; Jonathan McCammon, horn ; Jack Bryant, horn; Kenshi Miyatani, horn; Martina Smith, horn; Gabriel Polinsky, double bass

Upcoming concerts:

Curtis at Immaculata: Saturday, October 19 at 8 PM, Alumnae Hall, Immaculata University. Works by Beethoven and Mozart, and Philadelphia-area premiere of Drum Circles by Christopher Theofanidis, led by Curtis conducting fellows.

Yannick at the Opera: Sunday, October 20 at 2 PM, Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and members of the Curtis Opera Theatre in selections from Così fan tutte and Le nozze di Figaro. Conducting fellows lead a work by Beethoven and Drum Circles by Christopher Theofanidis 

All performers are students at the Curtis Institute of Music and members of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.

Acclaimed for its "otherworldly ensemble and professional level of sophistication" (The New York Times), the Curtis Symphony Orchestra offers a dynamic showcase of tomorrow's exceptional young talent. Each year the 100 extraordinary musicians of the orchestra work with internationally renowned conductors, including Osmo Vänskä, Vladimir Jurowski, Marin Alsop, Simon Rattle, Robert Spano, and Yannick Nézet Séguin, who also mentors the early-career conductors who hold Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellowships. This professional training has enabled Curtis alumni to assume prominent positions in America's leading orchestras, as well as esteemed orchestral, opera, and chamber ensembles around the world.

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.