Five astounding singers and a quartet of musicians led by music director Damien Sneed bring together songs from Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Donny Hathaway, as well as traditional spirituals to evoke the inspirations, struggles and triumphs of civil rights activists and defenders.
The RNO has been described as “a living symbol of the best in Russian art” (Miami Herald). This return engagement features an all-Rachmaninoff program, with pianist George Li tackling the remarkable “Rach 2”.
When Jodi Kantor, along with Megan Twohey, broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged abuse, she sparked a movement exposing systematic abuses across industries. In a riveting program, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Kantor takes audiences behind the scenes of investigative journalism.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the world’s best-known chamber orchestra returns with pianist Jeremy Denk to perform notable firsts from its acclaimed repertoire—including the Albinoni Concerto Op. 5, No. 5 (the first piece the orchestra played at St Martin in the Fields Church in 1959).
The Chamber Singers and University Chorus will share a concert of love songs, spirituals, rounds and folk songs.
Lawrence Brownlee’s voice has been praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression.” Eric Owens brings his powerful poise, expansive voice and finely honed acting faculties to stages around the world. This vocal combination assures a rare duo performance by two exceptional musicians.
A program focused on pieces for concert band by women composers, as well as the blockbuster work Pictures at an Exhibition.
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Andante for Strings
Peter Lieberson: The Six Realms (Cello Concerto) with Anssi Karttunen
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
Get ready for great craic at our annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! A free beer tasting precedes a double-bill of JigJam, which blends traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana and Grammy Award–winner Eileen Ivers, one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and world music genres.
UC Davis alumnus Greg Miller (’90) covers national security for The Washington Post, and is the author of the book The Apprentice—Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy (HarperCollins, 2018).