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.
The Mondavi Center is a proud co-commissioner of a new work by Samuel Adams for the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang. This special event presents Adams’ quintet alongside two treasured pieces of chamber music by Mozart and Brahms.