This high-energy ensemble of exceptional Cuban musicians and dancers is dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens. The American encore of the Havana Cuba All-Stars’ tour will be a spirited spectacle of song and dance, exemplifying Cuba’s greatest musical traditions.
One of Israel’s leading cultural exports, Mayumana combines custom-made musical instruments, massive video art projections and performers in constant motion. Currents is inspired by the historic “Battle of Currents” between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest to find new energy sources for the world.
Twisted Pine is a multilayered ensemble that brings the enveloping sound and pop hooks of indie music to an acoustic, instrumental setting. Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast.
Celebrating its 15th year, the Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition (YAC) supports young artists in the early stages of their careers, providing scholarships to further their musical studies as well as valuable performance opportunities to encourage their artistic growth.
After a terrorist attack, Katja’s life falls apart. In the Fade follows her story through grief, the German legal system and the underground world of Neo-Nazis in Europe.
As her name portends, Storm Large is every bit the natural phenomenon. With her longtime band, Le Bonheur, Large leads a bold show that includes the Great American Songbook, Broadway standards, rock anthems and some of her own original songs.
With his sextet, Vijay Iyer makes a fascinating leap into ensemble writing that takes advantage of a powerful lineup (cornetist Graham Haynes, drummer Tyshawn Sorey, saxophonists Steve Lehman and Mark Shim and bassist Stephan Crump) veering between tight horn lines, grooves and moments of atmospheric elegance.
Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and commanding musicians of our time. Following his 2018 performance (focused on the work of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin), this second performance of the project will focus on the work of Schumann and Brahms.
Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints started as a series of conversations on Facebook and has since evolved into an immersive play from Abbey Theatre of Dublin. Pull up a stool in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Pub and listen in as two men, over a couple of pints, chew the fat and set the world to rights.
Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 5 and 6 on this program.