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Opera singers from SF Opera sit with an inset image of Christian Baldini
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 2:00pm

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.

The eight members of West-Eastern Divan stand in a performance space holding their instruments
Friday, March 10, 2023 - 7:30pm

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

 

Alexander Spring Quartet dressed in suits, holding their instruments with Robert Greenberg standing at the center
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 2:00pm, Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 2:00pm, Sunday, April 2, 2023 - 2:00pm

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.

A sepiatone image of Vladimir Feltsman looking at the camera.
Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 7:30pm

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.

Side by side image of J’Nai Bridges in a yellow gown and Ulysses Owens Jr playing drums in a black-and-white patterned coat
Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 7:30pm

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.

Side by side image of Lara Downes wearing a patterned headband  & John McWhorter in a blue sweater
Friday, May 5, 2023 - 7:30pm

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.

Side-by-side image of Osmo Vanska holding a baton and Yefim Bronfman wearing a black suit and grey tie
Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 2:00pm

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. 

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