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Circa acrobat being tossed in the air
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 7:30pm

This next chapter of Circa’s internationally acclaimed Humans is a tightly woven choreography of bodies, pulsing with music by composer Ori Lichtik and revealed in Paul Jackson’s dramatic lighting. Created by circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Humans 2.0 is intimate, primal and deeply engaged with the challenge of being human.

The members of Alexander String Quartet pose with their instruments.
Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 2:00pm, Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 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 new violist David Samuel joining cellist Sandy Wilson, and violinists Fred Lifsitz and Zakarias Grafilo. All Alexander String Quartet performances will take place in Jackson Hall.

Members of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their instruments on stage.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 7:30pm

Led by consummate trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and comprised of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has been hailed as “the greatest large jazz ensemble working today” by the Chicago Tribune.

Becca Stevens in a sparkling pink dress.
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 7:30pm

Becca Stevens’s music is grounded in folk and jazz, but moves in unpredictably fascinating directions. Smart lyrics and funky beats topped with her remarkable vocal gifts are hallmarks of her most recent album, WONDERBLOOM, a record that Jazz Magazine described as “sophisticated and sensual pop” and The Mail on Sunday, as “Glamorous… semi-electric pop Prince might approve of”. 

Actress singing.
Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30pm

Opera is an artistic medium that articulates and confronts human passions with powerful immediacy. This conviction is what drives Heartbeat Opera’s desire to rejuvenate opera and to transform its recognized masterpieces from venerated relics into freshly challenging encounters. 

Fran Lebowitz poses in front of a gray backdrop looking directly at the camera.
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 7:30pm

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.

Four dancers wearing all black dance on stage.
Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 7:30pm

Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through work, Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs.

Headshots of Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein.
Sunday, March 6, 2022 - 2:00pm

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Kirill Gerstein’s playing is distinguished by its clarity of expression, discerning intelligence and virtuosity, and an energetic, imaginative musical presence that places him at the top of his profession.

Woman dancing in the desert
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 7:30pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 8:30pm, Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 7:30pm, Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 8:30pm

Kinetech Arts combines the work of dancers, scientists and digital artists to create innovative and socially responsible performances. Its piece PASSAGE is an immersive experience that explores the relationship between entropy and time through dance, sound and video installations.

Paul Dresher and Joel Davel playing instruments on stage.
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 7:30pm, Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 7:30pm

Performing live on a pair of huge invented musical instruments, the duo of acclaimed composer, performer & instrument inventor Paul Dresher and percussionist-extraordinaire Joel Davel consistently generates "an exciting sense of mystery and surprise." (Portland Press Herald

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