For over ten years, Curtis on Tour has been proud to present a series of special performances and talks to audiences in Nantucket and New England, and is pleased to continue this exciting festival online in July 2020!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Curtis on Tour has cancelled its annual chamber music festival in Nantucket and subsequent New England tour. In place of the live, in-person performances, we are thrilled to present a concert broadcast featuring esteemed Curtis alumni. Join touring artists for a concert broadcast on July 12 at 5:30 p.m. The concert will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook Live on July 12 at 5:30 p.m. EDT and will be available for on-demand viewing until August 11.

The program includes a varied mix of solo and chamber works alongside brief introductions by the festival’s artistic director, David Serkin Ludwig. As a special treat, the program concludes with the world premiere of an arrangement of Bach’s “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” from Saint Matthew Passion.

Admission to all virtual events is free.

We hope you enjoy these concerts performed by the extraordinary young musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music!

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Presentations by David Serkin Ludwig

Deepen your Curtis on Tour experience with additional presentations by David Serkin Ludwig on July 10 and 14. Dr. Ludwig leads hour-long explorations of the intersection of music and technology and offers a primer in music history. These lecture presentations are hosted by Nantucket Atheneum. Zoom Webinar links can be found by visiting Curtis.edu/Falmouth or NantucketAtheneum.org.

Music and Technology: from Stone Tablet to Smart Tablet

Friday, July 10, 5:30 p.m. EDT
David Serkin Ludwig, presenter

A Brief History of Music: The Future of Tradition in Sixty Minutes

Tuesday, July 14, 5:30 p.m. EDT
David Serkin Ludwig, presenter

Admission to all virtual events is free.

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David Serkin Ludwig, festival artistic director and lecturer
Sarah Shafer, soprano
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin
Roberto Díaz, viola
Angela Park, cello
Jiji, guitar

Program to include (subject to change):

MOZART      “Allegro” from Duo No. 1, K. 423
BACH“Prelude” and “Allemande” from Suite No. 6 in D major
YSAYE       Sonata No. 2
TÁRREGARecuerdos de la Alhambra
DYENSTango en Skaï
ANON.“Amazing Grace,” arr. Ferrari
DE FALLA“Nana,” from Siete canciones populares Españolas
BACH“Erbarme dich, mein Gott,” from Saint Matthew Passion, arr. Ludwig