On Stage at Curtis

Experience student recitals by today’s finest young classical musicians on the stage of Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Watch On Stage at Curtis Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on WHYY-TV12.

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John Marcel Williams performing classical guitar on stage

Virtuoso Soloist: John Marcel Williams

Classical guitarist John Marcel Williams performs Bach’s Prelude in D major from BWV 998, Prelude in A major from BWV 1009 and Prelude in E major from BWV 1006a.

Air Date: October 15, 2020

Ray Ushikubo On Stage at Curtis

Mastering Violin and Piano: Ray Ushikubo

Ray Ushikubo from Riverside, California is the first double major in more than a decade at the Curtis Institute of Music majoring in violin and piano.

Air Date: October 8, 2020

On Stage at Curtis

Escape from Reality

When asked, what is music to you, cellist Oliver Herbert replied, “great music can make you feel like you are the center of the universe.”

Air Date: May 1, 2020

Cellist Young In Na

French Composer Poulenc

Cellist Young In Na performs two pieces from French composer and pianist Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc.

Air Date: April 24, 2020

Ray Ushikubo, piano

Emotions in the Music

Ray Ushikubo is doing something that has not happened in more than a decade, he is a double major at the Curtis Institute of Music.

Air Date: April 17, 2020

Cellist Oliver Herbert, On Stage at Curtis

Cellist Distinct Voice

Cellist Oliver Herbert from San Francisco plays on a cello made by Italian instrument maker Giovanni Battista Guadagnini in 1769.

Air Date: April 10, 2020

Cellist Young In Na

The Cello Speaks

Cellist Young In Na, from Seoul, South Korea was fourteen when she started at the Curtis Institute of Music. She begins her graduation re ...

Air Date: March 27, 2020

Pianist on stage at Curtis

Art of the Piano

Pianist Avery Gagliano performs Beethoven and pianist Ying Li performs Chopin.

Air Date: March 20, 2020

Pianist Ying Li performs on stage at Curtis.

Compositions 200 Years Apart

Experience the works of two composers born two-centuries apart, Austrian composer Joseph Haydn born 1732 and Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki born 1933.

Air Date: February 21, 2020

Classical guitarist Giulio Regondi

Classical Guitarists of this Generation

John Marcel Williams performing pieces from Giulio Regondi and Isaac Albéniz and ending with Hao Yang performing a piece from Fernando Sor.

Air Date: February 14, 2020

Andrea Obiso, violin; Oliver Herbert, cello; Wei Luo, piano

Trio Powerhouse

On Stage At Curtis features a piano trio with pianist Wei Luo who released her self-titled debut album in August 2019, violinist Andrea O ...

Air Date: February 7, 2020

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