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Address: 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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World class concerts for freee!!!

Went here for a tour because family member is going into music. Great location, world class school, the dorms are nice and new as well... great concerts that are free 3 times a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for a tour because family member is going into music. Great location, world class school, the dorms are nice and new as well... great concerts that are free 3 times a week!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The level of musicianship at this summerfest faculty recital was extraordinary and this is not surprising for one of the top music conservatories in the world. It doesn't get much better than this -- truly! The audience was engaged and thrilled with the experience, as was I and the friends that attended. Bravo Curtis! Bravi musicians and the new music... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

You are probably already familiar with the Student Recital program on some area public television stations from time to time. Very high-quality FREE student concerts on a small, intimate stage. It is located in a two mansions in a hip, up-scale neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square of Philadelphia. Curtis is a small, elite music conservatory and trains excellent performing musicians. What... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Located id two former downtown " town houses of wealthy Philadelphians" The Curtis features many student concerts by some of the country's finest young musical talent. Classes are taught by the cities finest musical performers including many current and former members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Stop in for a calendar of events, most of which are free to the public.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

The Curtis Institute is America's most selective higher learning institution (3.2% admissions rate) and trains students in music and/or opera who are musically gifted. All students attend on full scholarships. One can buy tickets to one of the institute's more formal events or attend any Student Recital Series for free.

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

The Curtis Institute is one of the premier music schools for classical musicians in the US, and is located just off Rittenhouse SquareDuring the year (excluding the summer), it offers a series of free student performances. The performances are in Field Concert Hall, which does not have a bad seat and is visually a treat, being richly lined with wood.

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Reston, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Was there on 5/31/2015 for my daughter's recital. AC was not working. Music hall air quality was bad and my younger daughter started coughing because of dust. Even I had experienced it. Rest rooms were very old and not that clean. Parking is very limited, behind the hall and is very expensive even on Sunday! Regarding staff, when I asked... More 

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Elmer, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

The Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music is a true classical setting to enjoy concert hall quality music in a very intimate 240 seat auditorium. The main building which houses the Field Concert Hall is part of a 19th-century mansion that is worth a visit alone so that you may fully appreciate its wood-paneled walls, ornate moldings,... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building and most important - superb musicians. Get a copy of the student concert listings and go to one or two. They are free and the quality of playing is exceptional. If you love music you should go to the Curtis!

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Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

We were in Philadelphia on business and learned Curtis Institute Opera was performing Tchaikovsky's seldom-performed "Iolante" in a concert version, so we ordered tickets. The performance was beautiful in every way - musically superb, with fantastic singers who brought the fairy tale story to life, and a highly skilled student orchestra. Although it wasn't fully staged, there was enough movement,... More 

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