Welcome Back!


Welcome back, everyone! Although we cut the ribbon for Lenfest Hall yesterday amid clouds and torrents of rain, unlike the sunny picture above, we’re excited to kick off a legendary school year on the Desperate Musician as well

As a reminder, this blog is used as a forum for Curtis events, sharing restaurant reviews and food recipes, Philly events, student topics of interest, and current events– all in all, as a communications resource for all Curtis students.

Want to get involved? You can comment or “like” our posts, submit Curtis or local events of interest,  read and follow our posts, and even blog for us if you’re interested (contact jessica.chang@curtis.eduvinay.parameswaran@curtis.edu if so).

In short– welcome, welcome back, & cheers to an awesome year!!!

Teach Piano Lessons!

Are you going to be around Philly this summer and are you interested in teaching some piano lessons? There’s a family in Narberth (a ten-minute train ride from 30th Street Station) looking for a piano teacher. It’s a fun way to share your love of music and make some extra money. If interested, please contact me at vinay.parameswaran@curtis.edu.

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts!

And that’s PIFA for short! The Festival kicked off last week and runs through May 1st. During these 25 days, PIFA will showcase 135 events and 1500 different artists! Curtis will be a part of the inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of Arts on Tuesday when the orchestra takes stage with Maestro Eschenbach for Messiaen’s Turangalila-symphonie.

But how else can we get involved? What other events are happening?

5) Crêpes in Kimmel Center– Yes, there is a delicious crêpes cart in the lobby daily from 11-3pm and 5-8pm which serves up a mean Parisian crêpes! I’ve heard they’re fluffy and yummy (:

4) Eiffel Tower Light Show– A replica of the Eiffel Tower, towering at 81 feet, has been constructed in the lobby and features free daily light shows at 7pm and 10pm. How often does this happen at Kimmel?

3) Jazz at the Kimmel Center– If you’re free at 5pm on Tuesday April 12, 19, or 26th, catch a free concert at the PECO Bar at Kimmel and hear some of the best local jazz musicians.

2) Parlez-vous français? Learn French phrases in 10 minutes weekdays at 5pm, anytime through April 28th– each group lesson centers on a theme (food, wine, the Louvre, etc.)!

and last but not least,

1) PIFA STREET FAIR! Not to be missed, this event takes place on Saturday, April 30th from 11am-8:30pm on Broad Street between Chestnut and Lombard Streets, and will transform the Avenue of the Arts into a Parisian street fair. No joke– French food, a giant Ferris Wheel, street performers, a public garden, and acrobatic routines 100 feet up in the air! Playing in lab orchestra? Go for a ride on the Ferris Wheel, eat a crepe, and then play some Appalachian Spring, Romeo and Juliet, and Haydn!

A Look At The 2011 Phillies

With Opening Day 2011 just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at the 2011 Phillies, who will be looking to avenge last year’s early postseason exit.

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Interested in Improv Comedy?

Then come to the Curtis Improvisational Comedy Club’s first-ever meeting this Sunday, March 6th!!

Come relieve stress while simultaneously learning how to think on your feet, with all the ins and outs of improv comedy. We will do warm-ups including miming and team mind-melding activities, open scenes, improv games, short and long form improv. If we get a consistent team going and there is a desire to do so, we can start to perform shows for our peers in the future.

What: Curtis Improv Comedy Club’s first-ever meeting

When: This Sunday, 3/6, at 8:00 PM

When: Tabuteau Room

Why: Loosen up and get familiar with improv comedy routines

Questions? Contact Alize Rozsnyai (alize.rozsnyai@curtis.edu) for additional details.


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