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Curtis Institute of Music Review

Graduates of this tuition-free school for outstanding students include Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem, and Anna Moffo. The school occupies four former private homes; the main building is in the mansion that belonged to banker George W. Childs Drexel. Built in 1893 by the distinguished Boston firm of Peabody and Stearns, it's notable for Romanesque and Renaissance architectural details. Free student and faculty concerts are given from October through May, usually at 8 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1726 Locust St., Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 | Map It
  • Phone: 215/893–5261; 215/893–7902
  • Hours: Please call recital hotline for dates and times of public performances
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  • Subway: Walnut/Locust stop; Broad Street Line
  • Location: Rittenhouse Square and Avenue of the Arts South
Updated: 05-19-2011

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