Each tour stop combines performances with master classes and community events. Roberto Diaz works with students from Hong Kong Baptist University on Beethoven string quartets.
The Curtis On Tour Ensemble performs at St. Paul’s Co-Educational College in Hong Kong.
Curtis On Tour arrives in Hong Kong! The first day included tackling a tower of dim sum and enjoying the view near the Clock Tower on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
Curtis On Tour kicks off the season with debuts in Hong Kong and Taipei and return performances in Seoul and Dresden. The tour ensemble—including violist Roberto Díaz (’84), Curtis’s president; violinist Eunice Kim (’14); and current students—plays three Romantic masterworks: the Sextet from Strauss’s Capriccio, the Sextet in G major by Brahms, and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.
The final performances of Curtis On Tour’s summer visit to New England take place tonight (July 24) at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House and tomorrow (July 25) at 9 p.m. at Union Hall in Rockport, Me. The Thursday performance features Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, and the Friday performance features acclaimed violist and Curtis President, Roberto Díaz, joined by three students for Schumann’s Quartet in E-flat Major for piano and strings. On the 25th, students also perform Schumann’s Sonata No. 1 in A minor for violin and piano, and Fünf Stücke im Volkston for cello and piano.
As part of the tour, Curtis musicians performed with the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival at the First Congregational Church on Monday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. Listen to an online interview on the Cape Cod NPR station about Curtis On Tour with Mindy Todd joined by Roberto Diaz, President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music and Elaine Lipton, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival: http://capeandislands.org/post/young-musicians-learn-touring
The Curtis On Tour visit to New England is almost at an end with just 2 more performances! After the preview concert in Philadelphia, they went on to Nantucket, Mass. where they performed at several venues including Nantucket Atheneum, a family concert at Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Church, and the historic Nantucket Dreamland Main Theater where they performed Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen. Check out this candid photo from the Dreamland performance!
Check out the fantastic preview article by Kimberly Nolan in Nantucket’s Inquirer and Mirror: http://www.ack.net/YoungVirtuosos071714.html
After a successful preview performance at Field Concert Hall, COT starts their New England tour. Pictured are student soloists for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Jung Min Choi, violin; Nadir Khashimov, violin; Ye-Rang Kim, violin; and Marié Rossano, violin