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 Airesimage

Jung Min Choi, violin; Nadir Khashimov, violin; Ye-Rang Kim, violin; and Marié Rossano, violin

1. The first photo is of Mikael Eliasen and Spencer Lang at the beginning of Curtis On Tour at the Palais Garnier prior to Opéra National de Paris’ production of Orphée et Eurydice by Gluck

2. Photo of a rehearsal before the first COT performance in Paris (May 21) presented by the Arts Arena.

3. Mikael Eliasen playing some sweet jazz tunes while wearing Spencer’s shades before the performance in Alicante, Spain (May 23).

4. Duet with Lauren Eberwein (mezzo-soprano) and Spencer Lang (tenor) during the performance at Auditorio de Diputación de Alicante (May 23).

Photos from the latest successful COT tour in France, Spain and Berlin from May 21-27 with Mikael Eliasen playing piano, Lauren Eberwein (mezzo-soprano), and Spencer Lang (tenor). Stay tuned for more photos! Photos from the latest successful COT tour in France, Spain and Berlin from May 21-27 with Mikael Eliasen playing piano, Lauren Eberwein (mezzo-soprano), and Spencer Lang (tenor). Stay tuned for more photos! Photos from the latest successful COT tour in France, Spain and Berlin from May 21-27 with Mikael Eliasen playing piano, Lauren Eberwein (mezzo-soprano), and Spencer Lang (tenor). Stay tuned for more photos! Photos from the latest successful COT tour in France, Spain and Berlin from May 21-27 with Mikael Eliasen playing piano, Lauren Eberwein (mezzo-soprano), and Spencer Lang (tenor). Stay tuned for more photos!

Photos from the latest successful COT tour in France, Spain and Berlin from May 21-27 with Mikael Eliasen playing piano, Lauren Eberwein (mezzo-soprano), and Spencer Lang (tenor). Stay tuned for more photos!

 Mikael Eliasen and Curtis singers Elena Perroni, Roy Hage, and Anthony Reed stopped by Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9’s broadcast and performance studio in Sarasota for a live radio performance! Hear the podcast of this performance at: http://goo.gl/TWM8Ht  Mikael Eliasen and Curtis singers Elena Perroni, Roy Hage, and Anthony Reed stopped by Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9’s broadcast and performance studio in Sarasota for a live radio performance! Hear the podcast of this performance at: http://goo.gl/TWM8Ht

 Mikael Eliasen and Curtis singers Elena Perroni, Roy Hage, and Anthony Reed stopped by Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9’s broadcast and performance studio in Sarasota for a live radio performance! Hear the podcast of this performance at: http://goo.gl/TWM8Ht

On May 31, we traveled an hour and a half south of Teulada-Moraira to reach Alicante. Our concert there was a success, and we were all invited to lunch by the mayor of Benissa, Juan-Bautista Rosello where we also met Maria Moncunill, Director of Studies at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Alicante.”