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Curtis Symphony Orchestra performing on stage.

Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano

Acclaimed for its “otherworldly ensemble and professional level of sophistication” (New York Times), the Curtis Symphony Orchestra offers a dynamic showcase of tomorrow’s exceptional young talent from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The Institute trains musicians to engage a global community through the highest level of artistry and counts Leonard Bernstein, Hilary Hahn, Robert Spano, Yuja Wang, and numerous other luminaries among its alumni. This performance brings Beethoven specialist (and current Curtis faculty member) Jonathan Biss back to UGA in a performance conducted by Osmo Vänskä, music director of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Pre-performance talk in Ramsey Concert Hall at 6:45 pm (free admission).

This performance is part of Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.

Photo: Igor Ripak

  • Performers

    Curtis Symphony Orchestra
    Osmo Vänskä, conductor
    Jonathan Biss, piano

  • Program

    GABRIELLA SMITH: f(x) = sin²x –1/x
    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)
    SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

  • Supported by

    The Christine and Thomas Pavlak Performing Arts Center Endowment
    Jim and Carol Warnes