Dedicated to the music of the twentieth and
twenty-first centuries, Curtis 20/21 is the
Curtis Institute of Music’s contemporary music
ensemble. Led by Curtis president Roberto Diaz,
Curtis 20/21 offers a fascinating look at works
that sit solidly in the canon yet still—even 100
years later—maintain the ability to surprise.
Expect the same extraordinary level of musicianship
you have come to expect from Curtis
on Tour as the ensemble tackles Schoenberg’s
melodramatic 1912 masterwork, Pierrot Lunaire
and Polish composer’s Krzysztof Penderecki’s
Sextet (2002). It is a pairing of two works
connected by deep emotional expression,
vibrant colors and virtuosic instrumental playing.