One of three events celebrating the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Centennial, the Curtis Institute of Music features a special program saluting Bernstein, certainly one of its most successful former students.
After a stunning recital last season, Joshua Bell returns with the world’s best-known chamber orchestra to perform a new Edgar Meyer commission for violin and orchestra (one composed with Bell in mind) as well as Henryk Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2.
The Zurich Chamber Orchestra pays tribute to Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, with Daniel Hope treating audiences to Edward Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Bechara El-Khoury’s Unfinished Journey for Violin and String Orchestra (commissione
Heralded for stylistic diversity ranging from jazz to pop, indie rock to big band, film music to the Great American Songbook—and all points in between—The Boston Pops are “the perfect orchestra for people who don’t know they like orchestras!” says music director Keith Lockhart.
Antonio Lauro: 3 Waltzes
Maurice Ohana: Tiento (Homage to de Falla)
J. S. Bach: Cello Suite in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
Dusan Bogdanovic: Canticles
with Mark Teicholz, guitar
Vladimir Feltsman’s Mondavi Center debut earned him a roomful of new admirers. In this first of his three-year project Connections, Influences and Inspirations, Feltsman will focus on the works of Bach, Haydn and Beethoven.
The pairing of Grammy-winners Sasha Cooke and Jason Vieaux casts extraordinary magic out of just voice and guitar.
Sibelius: Valse triste
Ligeti: Violin Concerto, Miranda Cuckson, violin (artist-in-residence)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 6
The New Century Chamber Orchestra offers a fresh perspective of classical music by combining performances of extraordinary quality with innovative programming. This program pairs J. S. Bach and Philip Glass, with pianist Simone Dinnerstein.
Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has since received some of the world’s most prestigious recording awards. After a one-year interlude, the symphony returns to the Mondavi Center, this time under the baton of maestro David Robertson.