Curtis on Tour
Osmo Vänskä, clarinet
Erin Keefe, violin

Friday, December 01, 2023 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

$30.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

The husband-and-wife duo of violinist Erin Keefe (concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra and a Curtis faculty member) and conductor, clarinetist, and composer Osmo Vänskä joins young musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music in this touring ensemble. Built around the septet version of Jean Sibelius’s evocative tone poem En Saga, this eclectic program features cherished classics and striking, early twentieth-century works such as Erwin Schulhoff’s fiery, folk-influenced Concertino for flute, viola, and double bass.

Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285
Dohnányi: Serenade for String Trio, Op. 10
Schulhoff: Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass
Sibelius: En Saga (Arr.)

Running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes (including intermission) 

The Artist(s)

Curtis on Tour
The Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative Curtis on Tour features extraordinary emerging professional artists performing alongside celebrated faculty and alumni. Grounded in Curtis’s “learn by doing” philosophy and steeped in the school’s distinguished history of artistic excellence, this innovative global touring initiative is an integral component of a Curtis education. For more than 10 years,… Read More
Osmo Vanska
Osmo Vänskä, clarinet
Finnish conductor, clarinetist, and composer Osmo Vänskä is Conductor Laureate of the Minnesota Orchestra, where he held the Music Directorship for 19 years, and Music Director of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra from 2020 to 2023. He is recognized for his compelling interpretations of repertoire of all ages and an energetic presence on the podium. His democratic and inclusive style of work has been key in forging long-standing relationships with many orchestras worldwide.… Read More
Erin Keefe, violin
Violinist Erin Keefe is the concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra as well as a frequent artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Pro Musicis International Award, as well as numerous international competitions, she has appeared as soloist in recent seasons with the Minnesota Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony,… Read More


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Pre-Concert Talk

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