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Curtis Institute of Music
Tonight, the first of our annual Deans' Honors Recitals showcases some of the most exciting performances of the season, including Glass's Fifth String Quartet and Barber's wind quintet, Summer Music.

Tonight's program:
SCARLATTI Sonata in F minor, K. 466
Abigail Kent, harp

SCARLATTI Sonata In E Minor, K. 198
Abigail Kent, harp

RENIÉ Légende: d'apres Les elfes de Leconte de Lisle
Abigail Kent, harp

TAKEMITSU Toward the Sea
Lydia Roth, alto flute
Hao Yang, guitar

BARBER Summer Music, Op. 31
Emma Resmini, flute
Virginia McDowell, oboe
Yuhsin Su, clarinet
Bryn Coveney, horn
Maggie O'Leary, bassoon

INTERMISSION

GLASS String Quartet No. 5
Zorá String Quartet
Dechopol Kowintaweewat, violin
Seula Lee, violin
Pablo Muñoz Salido, viola
Zizai Ning, cello
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2 weeks ago

David Patrick Stearns in The Philadelphia Inquirer writes: "In the new documentary film Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty, one realizes how and why Barber's music has gradually insinuated itself into the very core of the classical music world with a durability that now seems unmatched by any of his contemporaries. With great visual polish, documentarian H. Paul Moon brings together an extremely impressive array of documents, archival footage, interviews with Barber experts, and taped oral histories. And with particular sensitivity and intelligence, Moon explores the nature of the Barber-Menotti relationship. His ability to present so much visual evidence is astounding." In the print edition, it all appears beneath this headline: "The West Chester-born Curtis grad just may be the Great American Composer." More at: www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/Samuel-Barber-examined-anew-in-Absolute-Beauty-film.html

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2 weeks ago

David Patrick Stearns in The Philadelphia Inquirer writes: In the new documentary film Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty, one realizes how and why Barbers music has gradually insinuated itself into the very core of the classical music world with a durability that now seems unmatched by any of his contemporaries. With great visual polish, documentarian H. Paul Moon brings together an extremely impressive array of documents, archival footage, interviews with Barber experts, and taped oral histories. And with particular sensitivity and intelligence, Moon explores the nature of the Barber-Menotti relationship. His ability to present so much visual evidence is astounding. In the print edition, it all appears beneath this headline: The West Chester-born Curtis grad just may be the Great American Composer. More at: www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/Samuel-Barber-examined-anew-in-Absolute-Beauty-film.html

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