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Julietta Curenton, flute

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    Winner of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia's Career Advancement Award in 2012, flutist Julietta Curenton also captured the Premier Prix at the International Chamber Music Competition in Arles, France (along with harpist Bridget Kibbey) and has won young artist competitions sponsored by the National Flute Association, New York Flute Club, Friday Morning Music Club, and the Mid-Atlantic Flute Club. She is also a winner of Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions and has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Kennedy Center Institute Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, U.S. Army Orchestra, Alexandria Symphony, and the Fairfax Band, and with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. Other recent highlights include her concerto debut with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra and appearances on Astral’s series as concerto soloist with Symphony in C and in a concert featuring a world-premiere work by her mother, Evelyn Simpson-Curenton. Julietta Curenton is a member of Duo Rhone, with harpist Bridget Kibbey. The Duo has performed at the World Harp Congress of Geneva, Switzerland, the Journée de la Harpe festival held in Arles, France, and Italy’s Spoleto Music Festival. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Curenton makes frequent appearances with both the Virginia and Richmond symphonies. She has also performed with the National Repertory Orchestra of Breckenridge and at the Tanglewood Institute. With a keen interest in a wide array of musical genres, particularly Blues, Jazz, Spirituals, Gospel, Rhythm and Blues, and Soul, Ms. Curenton is an avid proponent of bringing Gospel and Spirituals to the classical concert stage and seeks and commissions works in these genres to add to the classical flute repertoire. In addition to maintaining an active solo, orchestral, and chamber music schedule, Julietta Curenton is also a music educator who has worked with students throughout the Washington, D.C. and New York Metropolitan areas. She recently completed a fellowship with The Academy — a ground-breaking educational program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute (Ensemble ACJW). She appeared in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall with Ensemble ACJW in September 2012. Ms. Curenton received a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Jeanne Baxstresser and Carol Wincenc. She holds a Master of Music degree from The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, under Peter Lloyd.

    Benjamin Beilman, Pamela Frank & Stefan Jackiw, violins; Jeremy Denk, piano

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    The Program

    “MOZART REFLECTED” - Violin Sonatas with Interludes in Three Acts

    Please note this concert begins at 7:00 PM and features three hour-long performances with two 15-minute breaks.

    Denk & Beilman
    Mozart: Violin Sonata in C Major, K. 6
    Ravel:  Violin Sonata [Sel.]
    Mozart: Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
    Adams: Road Movies: Movement I
    Mozart: Violin Sonata in D Major, K. 306

    Denk & Jackiw
    Handel: Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 1, No. 13 [Sel.]
    Mozart:  Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 379 [Sel.]
    Stravinsky: Duo Concertante [Sel.]
    Mozart: Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 378

    Denk & Frank
    Mozart: Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 305
    Webern: 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7
    Mozart: Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304
    Schubert: Sonatina in A Minor, D. 385: Allegro
    Mozart: Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526

    This concert is supported by Grant Greapentrog.

    Julietta Curenton
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    Julietta Curenton, flute; Karen Slack, soprano; Lura Johnson, piano

    Date: Friday, February 3, 2017 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Poulenc: Flute Sonata
    Wertheim: Trois Chansons for soprano, flute, and piano
    Widor: Flute Sonata, Op. 34, No. 1


    Ravel: La Flûte enchantée
    Caplet: Viens! Une flûte invisible soupire
    Delibes: Le Rossignol
    Messiaen: Le Merle noir
    Jolivet: Chant de Linos

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    Julietta Curenton, flute; Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano; Lydia Brown, piano

    Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
    Philadelphia, PA 19130

    Gaubert: Flute Sonata in A Major
    DohnányiPassacaglia for Solo Flute, Op. 48, No. 2
    Bach: Cantata BWV 103, Kein Arzt ist ausser Dir zu finden
    Bach: Cantata BWV 79, Gott ist unser Sonn und Schild!
    HarbergFeathers and Wax [Philadelphia Premiere]
    Selection of Spirituals
    Martinů: Flute Sonata

    For more information on Ms. Curenton please read our Artist Interview.

    Philadelphia Inquirer

    “Curenton's tone draws one's ear in with sounds and ideas that simply cannot be resisted. ”

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