Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: The Curtis Symphony

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Empty Chair Rick van der Meiden

The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia is the most selective school in the country. Only 4% of applicants get in. And even then, it depends on what instrument you play. Curtis only accepts enough students to fill the chairs of a symphony orchestra. In today's show, we'll hear the occupants of those highly sought-after chairs, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, in concert in Philadelphia.