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Esa-Pekka Salonen stands before a city skyline in a black coat, while Golda Schultz poses before a yellow background
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 7:30pm

Daniel Kidane: Sun Poem
Jean Sibelius: Luonnotar, Op. 70 
Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird 

Aida Cuevas in a sombrero against a black background
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:30pm

A legendary and powerful voice in Mexican music for more than 40 years, Aida Cuevas is truly the “The Queen of Mariachi.”

Nella in a red dress holding a bunch of yellow flowers.
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 7:30pm

Nella’s music is a meeting place for her Venezuelan folklore roots, the influence of her contemporaries, and the music of the Andalusian region.

Cécile McLorin Salvant wearing an embroidered dress standing in front of large embroidered fabric panels.
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 7:30pm

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.

Opera singers from SF Opera stand on stage
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 2:00pm

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 looking to the side with magenta dyed hair and a sparkling dress
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 7:30pm

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. 

Side by side image of J’Nai Bridges in a yellow gown and Ulysses Owens Jr playing drums in a black-and-white patterned coat
Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 7:30pm

This collaboration between prolific opera superstar J’Nai Bridges, and Grammy Award-winning drummer, music director, and educator, Ulysses Owens Jr. is a musical journey exploring the idea of hope rooted in the deep relationship between the voice and the drum.

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