The SFJAZZ Collective packs intelligence, humor, virtuosity and emotion into every performance. The all-star octet will perform fresh arrangements of songs by bossa nova master Antônio Carlos Jobim alongside their own original compositions.
Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang create dance-theater works that are deeply rooted in hip hop and street culture, but also thrive on blending different artistic traditions to enlightening artistic effect. Borderline is a series of stunning and intimate vignettes about human relationships, love and hate, joy and sorrow, and how the dialogue between technique and creativity takes flight.
Inspired at a young age to rescue the historic dance traditions of Mexico, Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de México in 1952 with the goal of sharing the beauty of the universe in motion through Mexican dance.
Inspired by the traditional diameter of a circus ring, 42FT showcases the timelessness of this evolving art form. Be amazed by a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists in a story full of the lore of the one-ring circus!
Using a magical mix of dance, text, visuals and sound, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world and promises to be a thrilling and poignant dance theater experience for families to enjoy together.
Sammy Miller and The Congregation make music that entertains and enriches—but most of all, uplifts. The group’s onstage antics add an extra dash of uplift to a style of music they like to call joyful jazz. Fans of The Hot Sardines and Jon Batiste should not miss this Mondavi Center debut.
Violinist Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of classical music for more than four decades. In the words of The Herald (Glasgow) “His sound is utterly inimitable … And the molten gold that streams from the instrument is completely breathtaking.”
For over a century, the Czech Philharmonic has represented the pinnacle of Czech cultural achievement. Semyon Bychkov leads an all-Tchaikovsky evening featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein performing the original, less-bombastic, more lyrical version of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor.
“I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album (Whistle Down The Wind) of which I am truly proud,” says Joan Baez. “I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favorites with my audiences around the world.”
With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians.