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Delfeayo Marsalis smiling at the camera.
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 7:30pm

Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis is committed to the idea that optimism and progressive musical thought can—and should—coexist in modern New Orleans jazz. The Uptown Jazz Orchestra stretches big band boundaries, playing with a spirit of joy and fun that could only come from the Crescent City.

Woman police officer looking up
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 7:30pm

Evolve  is a new performance experience that explores the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color.

Christopher Taylor smiles looking down at piano.
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 7:30pm, Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 2:00pm, Friday, April 22, 2022 - 7:30pm, Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 2:00pm

Legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz called the Liszt Transcriptions of Beethoven’s symphonies “the greatest works for the piano.” Who better than pianist Christopher Taylor, an innovative musician acclaimed as "seemingly possessed of superhuman powers" (Los Angeles Times), to tackle these demanding, illuminating works over four concerts.

Eliza Jan Schneider sitting on top of a fire truck..
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 7:30pm, Friday, November 12, 2021 - 7:30pm

Dubbed by the press as “Wildly funny and genuinely poignant” Freedom of Speech blends the immediacy of a documentary with the intimacy of Schneider’s hilarious personal narrative to capture a muffled underlying voice of America that we won’t hear anywhere else. 

Liz Queler performs Still Will Be Heard on stage.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 7:30pm, Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 7:30pm, Friday, November 19, 2021 - 7:30pm

During her father's last years suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, singer and composer Liz Queler discovered a new and unexpected refuge in the words of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Still Will Be Heard is the culmination of that burst of inspiration and renewed creativity. 

Pamuya jumping in the air during performance.
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

Inuit soul music. Tribal funk. However you describe it, a Pamyua performance is a joyful expression of Indigenous culture. Formed in 1995, the group has created its own genre that merges traditional Inuit drumdance melodies with R&B vocal styles.

Veronica Swift looking into the camera.
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 7:30pm

At just 25 years old, Swift has built a résumé that even many late-career jazz singers would envy: tours as a featured vocalist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Chris Botti; a guest collaboration with Michael Feinstein; engagements at A-list clubs like Birdland, Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club and Jazz Showcase; and gigs at top festivals including Monterey, Montreal and Telluride, where she’s headlined.

Damien Sneed sitting in front of a Christmas tree.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 7:30pm

Joy to the World: A Christmas Musical Journey takes audiences through Damien Sneed’s original arrangements of gospel, jazz and classical favorites.

The members of Alexander String Quartet pose with their instruments.
Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 2:00pm, 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.

Two musicians playing the violin and one playing the flute.
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 7:30pm

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.


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