Le Due Muse is a cello and piano duo team formed by the Bay Area cellist Sarah Hong and her long time duo partner, Japanese pianist Makiko Ooka, whose repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music.
The Musical Art Quintet perform Sascha Jacobsen's Kanta Judezmo, an oratorio using Jewish melodic themes with motifs and rhythms from Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, and South America, that tells the story about the Sephardic diaspora through the lens of its central female character, with universal threads that traverse centuries, borders, language, culture and genre.
Saxophonist Tod Dickow joins the "inventive, invigorating, mesmerizing, beautiful, virtuosic, and lyrical” (Downbeat Magazine) Charged Particles in a performance of John Coltrane's complete A Love Supreme.
With an emphasis on exciting and unexpected grooves, adventurous improvisations and rich soundscapes, StringQuake is impossible to genre-fy, with stylistic influences including traditional classical chamber music, jazz, Latin, classical Indian, West African folk and Balkan music.
A program centered around two works by the Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz, exploring connections to the works of Maria Szymanowska, Thomas Adès, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, and Agata Zubel.
Friction Quartet are joined by pianist Sarah Cahill for the World Premiere of Max Stoffregen's The Gila: Mesa, River, and Mountain, plus Geoffrey Gordon's ABACISCUS and the World Premiere of a new string quartet by Piers Hellawell.
A special candlelight, late-night performance of David Gordon's hypnotic Mysteria Incarnationis for two grand pianos (one of which is prepared), an upright piano of unequal temperament, percussion, singing glasses, and more.
An eclectic program exploring the extreme versatility of the cello, including Baroque favorites by Boccherini and Barrière and contemporary works by Barry Guy and John Zorn, with the West Coast premiere of Akshaya Tucker's new Hindustani piece for solo cello.
Mike and Denise will delve into all the treasures of the American Songbook, with a special emphasis on Duke Ellington. This is music in its purest form, just piano and vocal. It’s jazz performance art, like working without a net.