Representing “a new sense of possibility and direction in jazz” (The Washington Post), Chilean-born saxophonist Melissa Aldana is a prodigious talent whose instrumental chops and creative improvisations are a family tradition.
The San Francisco Symphony brings Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 9 to the Mondavi Center in 2020, as Michael Tilson Thomas, the longest-tenured music director at any major American orchestra, bids farewell.
The Mondavi Center’s longstanding partnership with Curtis on Tour brings us faculty pianist Meng-Chieh Liu and the Vera Quartet, which is currently the string quartet-in-residence at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Cécile McLorin Salvant’s Ogresse is an original song cycle on which she collaborated with arranger and conductor Darcy James Argue.
The Trocks return to the Mondavi Center stage with their inspired blend of loving knowledge of dance, comic approach and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces.
Described as ethereal Nordic folk music, Dreamers' Circus is comprised of three close friends and members of the Danish String Quartet whose bond informs their powerfully connective music.
A complimentary beer tasting featuring a selection of local breweries precedes a double-bill of The High Kings, a multi-platinum Irish folk group of four vocalists/instrumentalists formed in Dublin; and Socks in the Frying Pan, a young traditional trio from Country Clare that blends classic Irish melodies with innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish.
With a signature brand of playfulness often likened to Monty Python, Austria’s Mnozil Brass returns to the Mondavi Center brass a-blazing! Their performances are known to be infectious, energetic, and downright effervescent.
Grammy-nominated artists Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez first worked together on Rodríguez’s 2012 release Invasion Parade. Since that initial recording session, they have had the rare occasion to perform together as a duo, leaving audiences completely mesmerized by their fearless and virtuosic playing.
When you think of an orchestra, you think classical music. That’s not the Metropole Orkest. Playing jazz, pop, world music and film scores, the Metropole Orkest has shared the stage with legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Pat Metheny, Brian Eno, Herbie Hancock, Basement Jaxx and Bono.