Since its inception in 2010, Rising Stars of Opera has featured vocal artistry, stirring arias and a glimpse at the opera stars of tomorrow; and every ticket has been free to the public thanks to Barbara K. Jackson.
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Antonin Dvořák: Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74
Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik
George Enescu: Octet in C Major, Op. 7
A major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, the Alexander String Quartet is equally beloved in its second home, the Mondavi Center. This year the quartet appears with violist David Samuel joining cellist Sandy Wilson, and violinists Fred Lifsitz and Zakarias Grafilo.
In this third and final—and pandemic-delayed—edition of his concert trilogy, Vladimir Feltsman shares the final act of a story he began telling at Mondavi Center in 2018.
This collaboration between prolific opera superstar J’Nai Bridges, and Grammy Award-winning drummer, music director, and educator, Ulysses Owens Jr. is a musical journey exploring the idea of hope rooted in the deep relationship between the voice and the drum.
Chart-topping American pianist Lara Downes reflects on the music of Scott Joplin through a 21st-century lens, revealing its many layers of genre-blurring subtlety and nuance.
The Curtis Institute of Music is home to some of the finest young musicians in the world who, each year, come together to create one of the world's great orchestras. Add internationally renowned conductor Osmo Vänskä and Grammy-winning soloist Yefim Bronfman featured on Bartók’s fierce Piano Concerto No. 2 and the stage is set for music making of the highest order. This immersive experience is completed with a new work from Curtis faculty member Dai Wei and Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterful Scheherazade suite.