The Wooden Fish Ensemble celebrates the music (and birthday!) of Hyo-shin Na, known for letting the contrasting traditions from the East & West co-exist or even conflict, with several World Premieres alongside older works.
Helia Music Collective presents violinist Robert Simonds for an evening of contemporary music for solo violin by American women, exploring the influences of the Baroque era, the Renaissance, and folk music by some of today’s most dynamic composers, including Missy Mazzoli, Cindy Cox, Patricia Van Ness, TJ Cole, Molly Joyce, Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, Alexis Bacon, and a new work by Helia co-founder Emma Logan.
Often known as the 'Raga Pianist', Utsav Lal successfully blends his diverse influences from western classical, jazz and North Indian classical music into original works praised for their sincerity, simplicity and depth.
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 program of music exploring the darkest season of the year and the hope it stirs in us for the light to come, featuring music from contemporary American composers Eric Barnum and Carson Cooman alongside settings of traditional carols.
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.