From our moderator, Anthea Kreston:
Welcome to our Fortnightly Music Book Club. Themain book is Powerhouse by Brian MacNeice and James Bowen, and our guest host is Roberto Díaz, President and CEO of the Curtis Institute.
What makes Curtis so successful? We are reading from Powerhouse (MacNeice/Bowen) to learn about the institute’s unique business structure. If that sounds too forbidding (it isn’t) read the memoirs of Gary Graffman – I Really Should be Practing – and Rudolph Serkin – A Life, both former Presidents of Curtis. Readers can choose which book/s interest them, and submit questions accordingly.
In addition, a very entertaining video of Eleanor Sokoloff at age 100, who is still (at age 104) teaching at Curtis and hosting the weekly student/faculty Wednesday tea.
A word from the author of Powerhouse:
We will see each other again in a Fortnight. In the next episodes, we will have a personal tour of the Curtis Mansion, a look into the archives, more video from Mr. Dìaz, and a look into the Serkin family by David Ludwig, composer, faculty at Curtis, and grandson of Rudi Serkin.