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Curtis Institute of Music

  • 1726 Locust St. Map It
  • Rittenhouse Square
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's 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.

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1726 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, USA

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215-893–5261-recital hotline; 215-893–7902-ticket office


Published 01/10/2017


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