Read all the latest Lenfest Hall news. Published July 2010.


Lenfest Hall Tops Off!

On June 23, 2010, over 125 members of the Curtis family, including donors to the new building, students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and government representatives gathered in a festive atmosphere to witness the topping off of Lenfest Hall at 1616 Locust Street. Guests gained an inside look - literally - at the new rehearsal hall and facility, slated to open on schedule next summer. Read more.


 Honoring the Lenfests

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity and vision of H. F. “Gerry” and Marguerite Lenfest, Curtis will realize a major goal of its Strategic Plan when Lenfest Hall opens in August 2011. Located at 1616 Locust Street, just doors away from Curtis's other main buildings, Lenfest Hall will truly transform the Curtis landscape for students, faculty, and staff. Read more.


The Student Perspective

Rebecca “Becky” Anderson is a violinist studying with Ida Kavafian. At the groundbreaking ceremony in April 2009, she spoke as the student representative about Lenfest Hall, the generosity of the Curtis donor community, and what this new facility will add to the student experience. We checked back in with Becky to get her impressions. Read more.


Sustaining Lenfest Hall

Thanks to the unparalleled generosity of the entire Curtis community – trustees, students, faculty, alumni, staff, organizations, and friends – the $30 million Lenfest Challenge was announced and completed in a year – an extraordinary achievement. But there still remains an opportunity and a need for your help! Read more.

Keep up-to-date with progress at 1616 Locust Street

This month marked the topping off of Lenfest Hall, just fourteen months after breaking ground last spring. Neighbors in Rittenhouse Square have watched development from their balconies and sidewalks. Stay informed of construction milestones from a distance through the Lenfest Hall Newsletter and Curtis website. Read more.

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