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December 2018

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00pm

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) returns to the Mondavi Center to perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, works that unfailingly provide spiritual fulfillment for music lovers of all faiths and beliefs, inspiring strength at year’s end and a vision of the brightest future. 

Boston Brass
  • Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

For 31 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality and delight audiences with an evening of great music and boisterous fun.

January 2019

Las Cafeteras & Villalobos Brothers
  • Friday, January 25, 2019 - 8:00pm

Las Cafeteras, the “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip hop, beat music, cumbia and rock,” (Los Angeles Times) are remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories.

Lara Downes and Theo Blackmann
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 8:00pm

Pianist Lara Downes and vocalist Theo Bleckmann present a duo cabaret showcasing the music of Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington and Kurt Weill.

André Mehmari
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

From his youth, André Mehmari’s musical sensibility has known no borders, freely flowing between Frédéric Chopin, Scott Joplin and Ernesto Nazareth. From this wide-ranging foundation of his native Brazilian music, Classical and jazz, the pianist and composer has forged a language of tremendous expressive power.

February 2019

Douglas Abrams
  • Monday, February 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

When Douglas Abrams organized a weeklong meeting between Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, he had profound doubts about his role facilitating a conversation between the two iconic leaders.

7 Fingers Cirque
  • Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

Through a riveting mix of theater, circus, dance, music and acrobatics, Reversible is dedicated to a generation who forged the world that we live in today and whose stories might hold the key to a better tomorrow.

Curtis On Tour
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

The Mondavi Center’s longstanding partnership with Curtis on Tour brings us an ensemble of four vocalists from the Curtis Opera Theatre in a program of operatic favorites—arias, duets and ensemble pieces—as well as gems from the Great American Songbook and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes.

Veronica Swift with Benny Green Trio
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

At an age most artists are just launching their careers, Veronica Swift is a knowing veteran of the stage. But to be awed at her precocity misses the point. Swift is a fearless performer who displays deep and pure musicality in her singing and scatting, a truly rare gift.

March 2019

“We Shall Overcome” Featuring Damien Sneed – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:00pm

Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., We Shall Overcome ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals.

Russian National Orchestra
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

The Russian National Orchestra (RNO) was founded in 1990 by pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev and is today recognized as one of the world’s top orchestras.

Jodi Kantor
  • Monday, March 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

When Jodi Kantor, along with Megan Twohey, broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged abuse, she sparked a movement exposing systematic abuses across industries.

ASMF - Jeremy Denk
  • Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

Albinoni Concerto Op. 5, No. 5 in A Minor  
C.P.E. Bach Symphony in E-flat Major, H. 654  
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414  
Britten Young Apollo for Piano and Strings  
Haydn Symphony No. 44 in E Minor, “Mourning” 

Vijay Iyer and Matt Haimovitz
  • Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Cellist Matt Haimovitz, an artist whose barrier-breaking performances have taken him around the world, collaborates with renowned pianist and composer Vijay Iyer in a program that truly defies definition.

Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens
  • Monday, March 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

American tenor Lawrence Brownlee’s voice has been praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression,” and earned him Male Singer of the Year awards from both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack.



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