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Thursday, Mar 31, 2016, 8:00PM

Composing Our Lives: A First Person Arts Production with Curtis Institute of Music

First Person Arts

DATE: Thursday, March 31
TIMES: Doors at 7PM, Show at 8PM
LOCATION: World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.)
TICKETS: $10, $5 for members of First Person Arts and Friends of Curtis at the door (REGISTER AT THE "BUY" BUTTON ABOVE)

Standup storytelling and classical music collide when exceptionally gifted young musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music perform personal stories followed by specially selected musical scores relating to each tale. Featuring Tessa Ellis, trumpet; Vartan Gabriellian, bass-baritone; Linzi Pan, piano; Neil Rao, percussion; Ashley Robillard, soprano; Sarah Tako, bassoon; and Yibing Wang, percussion. 2FPAlogo.large
About Curtis Institute of Music:
Drawing upon 90 years of artistry, the Curtis Institute of Music pairs tradition and innovation, educating exceptionally gifted young musicians as artist-citizens who engage a local and global community through music-making of the highest caliber. Each year 175 students come to Curtis, drawn by a tuition-free, performance-inspired learning culture. In this intimate environment, they are nurtured by a celebrated faculty and inspired by the school’s distinctive “learn by doing” approach, offering more than 200 concerts each year in Philadelphia, as well as performances around the world through Curtis on Tour. The extraordinary young musicians of Curtis graduate to join 4,000 alumni who have long made music history. To learn more, visit

About First Person Arts:
First Person Arts (FPA) is Philadelphia's premiere storytelling organization, and the presenters of the First Person Arts Festival, StorySlams, and Podcast.

The mission of FPA is to transform the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art to foster appreciation for our unique and shared experiences. From such artistic luminaries as novelist Toni Morrison, actress Janeane Garofalo, chef and memoirist Marcus Samuelsson, and lead singer of Earth, Wind, & Fire Philip Bailey, to everyday people at our year-round StorySlam programming, FPA has presented thousands of storytellers since its founding in 2000. We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and that by sharing our stories, we create connections with each other and the world.

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