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.
Joshua Bell, violin
Peter Dugan, piano
Georg Frideric Handel: Messiah (Part I “Christmas” portion)
Giuseppe Valentini: Sinfonia per Il Santissimo Natale
Johann Christof Pez: Concerto Pastorale
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: La Nuit
Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his talent, charm and humanitarian efforts, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world.
American music masters Sam Bush (mandolin/violin), Mike Marshall (mandolin) and Edgar Meyer (bass) join with George Meyer (violin) bring the bluegrass festival to the concert stage in this special collaboration. Bush and Marshall are mandolin virtuosos rooted in bluegrass.
We're sorry to announce that Lightwire Theatre has been canceled.
World-renowned musicians Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma unite to perform an evening of Beethoven trios. Pianist Emanuel Ax is an ardent collaborator whose commitment to chamber music has fostered acclaimed partnerships with a variety of musical luminaries.
Last we saw Cécile McLorin Salvant, one of the great jazz singers, she held a Jackson Hall audience captive with her majestic song cycle Ogresse. It would be the last performance before the Mondavi Center shut down for a 19-month, pandemic-related pause.
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.
Becca Stevens stretches the boundaries of convention with songs that weave together her classical and Appalachian folk music upbringing and her love of the rich rhythms and harmonies of jazz and world music, enhanced by her skill on multiple string instruments.