Curtis@Union series launches with tenor Evan LeRoy Johnson

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Talented young artist from the Curtis Institute perform on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The series launches Curtis@Union, welcoming young artists from the venerable Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia – considered by many to be one of the leading conservatories in the world. Tenor Evan LeRoy Johnson will be joined by voice faculty Mikael Eliasen in a performance of Schubert’s classic cycle Die schöne Müllerin.

Drawing upon 90 years of artistry, the Curtis Institute of Music pairs tradition and innovation, educating exceptionally gifted young musicians as artist-citizens who engage a local and global community through music-making of the highest caliber. Each year 175 students come to Curtis, drawn by a tuition-free, performance-inspired learning culture. In this intimate environment, they are nurtured by a celebrated faculty and inspired by the school’s distinctive “learn by doing” approach, offering more than 200 concerts each year in Philadelphia, as well as performances around the world through Curtis on Tour.

The extraordinary young musicians of Curtis graduate to join 4,000 alumni who have long made music history. Each season leading orchestras, opera houses, and chamber music series around the world feature Curtis alumni. They are in the front rank of soloists, composers, and conductors and hold principal chairs in every major American orchestra. Curtis graduates are musical leaders, making a profound impact on music onstage and in their communities.

This is free performance. Click here for information or call (518) 388-6080.