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December 2018

ASQ
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 3 and 4 on this program. 

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. This holiday concert features the swinging seasonal chart-toppers made famous by Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, combined with some solo and combo selections as well as fun surprises

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. The Villalobos Brothers masterfully blend the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical. 

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. In Our Time is nostalgic yet timeless, and infused with the magnetic charisma for which Downes and Bleckmann are recognized. 

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

Since his youth, André Mehmari’s musical sensibility has known no borders, freely flowing between Frédéric Chopin, Scott Joplin and Ernesto Nazareth. Working between 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

Douglas Abrams was the perfect person to capture the shared compassionate, hopeful outlook of Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. Especially moving for the Campus Community Book Project selection committee was the book’s potential for addressing mental health and well-being topics within a larger discussion on community building.  

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

With the 7 Fingers’ Reversible, be prepared for the best in contemporary circus: moments of pure grace yielding to rushes of adrenaline, as a cast of multitalented performers travel through time and space. 

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

Curtis on Tour brings us an ensemble of four vocalists from the Curtis Opera Theatre in a program of operatic favorites. This Valentine’s Day event is packed with 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

Veronica Swift is a fearless performer who displays deep and pure musicality in her singing and scatting. Her interplay with her fellow musicians is a hallmark of her talent; here she is matched with the remarkable hard bop pianist Benny Green and his trio. 

March 2019

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

Five astounding singers and a quartet of musicians led by music director Damien Sneed bring together songs from Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Donny Hathaway, as well as traditional spirituals to evoke the inspirations, struggles and triumphs of civil rights activists and defenders. 

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

The RNO has been described as “a living symbol of the best in Russian art” (Miami Herald). This return engagement features an all-Rachmaninoff program, with pianist George Li tackling the remarkable “Rach 2”. 

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. In a riveting program, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Kantor takes audiences behind the scenes of investigative journalism. 

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

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the world’s best-known chamber orchestra returns with pianist Jeremy Denk to perform notable firsts from its acclaimed repertoire—including the Albinoni Concerto Op. 5, No. 5 (the first piece the orchestra played at St Martin in the Fields Church in 1959). 

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 defies definition featuring pieces by Iyer, Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, J. S. Bach, Ravi Shankar, Billy Strayhorn and others. 

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