The Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi (conductor), Carter Brey (cello)
Paavo Järvi, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Curtis alumnus, conducts the Curtis Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, April 28 at 8pm in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. The all-Russian program features Stravinsky’s Pétrouchka (1947 version) and two works by Prokofiev: Suite No. 1 from Romeo and Juliet and Sinfonia concertante with cello soloist Carter Brey, principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic, who recently joined the Curtis faculty. The Curtis Symphony Orchestra has been called “an orchestra that any city would be lucky to have as its professional ensemble” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and has been praised for its “otherworldly ensemble and professional level of sophistication” (New York Times). Recent visiting conductors include Charles Dutoit, Alan Gilbert, Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya. This real-world training has enabled Curtis alumni to assume prominent positions in major orchestras across the United States, Canada, and abroad. Sixteen percent of the principal chairs in America’s top 25 orchestras are held by Curtis-trained musicians.
Date & time: Tuesday, April 28 at 8pm
Venue: Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York
(Isaac Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage)
Program: STRAVINSKY: Pétrouchka (1947 version)
PROKOFIEV: Sinfonia concertante (with Carter Brey, cello)
PROKOFIEV: Suite No. 1 from Romeo and Juliet
Artists: The Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Paavo Järvi (’88), conductor
Carter Brey, cello
Tickets: Tickets are $16, $30, and $50 and are available at the Carnegie Ticket Office at (212) 247-7800 or www.carnegiehall.org. Pre-concert gala tickets are available through the Curtis Development Office at (215) 893-5279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.