The Circadian String Quartet teams up with Iranian-born Santour virtuoso Hamid Taghavi in a cross-cultural exchange not to be missed, exploring themes of coming together and Yeganegi, or uniting in times of crisis, with music by Reza Vali, Sahba Aminikia, and Hamid Taghavi, representing two generations of Persian-American composers.
A rare solo appearance by Hank Dutt, violist of the Kronos Quartet, with a contemporary program ranging from classics of the 1970s by Philip Glass and Meredith Monk to the West Coast premiere of John Harbison’s Sonata for Viola and Piano.
Showcasing material ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols to lush, meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works... from pre-Christian incantations for the longest nights of the year to Medieval Sephardic Chanukah songs to original new pieces inspired by the beauty and mystery of wintertime.
A duo that is passionate about creating welcoming spaces to explore and appreciate music that has historically been ignored or is brand new, performing a World Premiere by Benjamin Pesetsky, along with works by Copland, Messiaen, Strozzi, and more.
Full Circle is a personal program that explores the points of intersection found between works by living composers that have stretched the boundaries of what is possible on the guitar with works that were groundbreaking in the past.
Specializing in programs blending traditional music from Asia with new music by living composers, this program features Korean folk songs alongside works by Frederic Rzewski and Hyo-shin Na, including numerous world and local premieres.
The World Premiere of Nicolas Benavides' Canto Caló, a song cycle that takes inspiration from the New Mexican heritage shared by Martinez Becker and Benavides through the lens of their grandparents’ life experiences.
Celebrate Chopin's birthday with a recital of his works by Enrico Elisi--one of the most passionate Italian pianists on the concert scene today, hailed for his mastery of elegance, refinement, and fantasy.