Sarah Chang is recognised as one of the world’s great violinists. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8, she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors, and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades. Artist's website ››
Praised as a musician of “compelling artistry and power” by the Seattle Times, the gifted American pianist Julio Elizalde is one of the most sought-after and multi-faceted artists of his generation. He has performed in many of the major music centers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America to popular and critical acclaim.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8 p.m.
BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET with special guest KURT ELLING
The Branford Marsalis Quartet is joined by guest vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. The tight-knit working band, featuring Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums, rarely invites other musicians into the folds of their nearly telepathically cohesive unit, and Elling's deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility, and outstanding intonation enables the band to perform a variety of material in new ways. Artist's website ››
Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8 p.m.
ROBERT MCDUFFIE, violinist
R.E.M.'s MIKE MILLS, composer
featuring FIFTH HOUSE ENSEMBLE*
Grammy nominated violinist Robert McDuffie returns to the Schwartz Center along with Mike Mills, founding member of R.E.M., and Fifth House Ensemble for the 2016 US tour of "Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, Composed by R.E.M's Mike Mills for Robert McDuffie, Featuring Fifth House Ensemble." The program also includes Philip Glass' Symphony No. 3.
Robert McDuffie ›› • Mike Mills ›› • Fifth House Ensemble ››
*NOTE: This listing was updated 07/06/16. Wordless Music Orchestra was originally billed for this performance and have since been replaced with Fifth House Ensemble. The rest of the program has not changed.
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 8 p.m.
ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
performing a world premiere by composer RICHARD PRIOR
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences that enrich lives and empower individuals through collaboration, innovation, and a passion for artistic excellence. Orpheus strives to be the world’s premier chamber orchestra by performing music at the highest level, challenging artistic boundaries, inspiring the public to think and work with new perspectives, and building a broad and active audience in New York City and around the world. Artists' website ››
Award-winning conductor and acclaimed composer Richard Prior holds the Edward Goodwin Scruggs Conducting Chair at Emory University. As Director of Orchestral Studies, he conducts both the Emory University Symphony Orchestra and Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, in addition to being the senior lecturer in composition.
A winner of numerous awards for his compositions and conducting, Prior received the 2008 Harvey Philips Award for Excellence in Composition at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in music composition. Artist's website ››
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8 p.m.
RENEE FLEMING, soprano
One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts: America's highest honor for an individual artist. Known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. Artist's website ››
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 4 p.m.
KATIA AND MARIELLE LABEQUE, piano duet
Katia and Marielle Labèque are sibling pianists renowned for their ensemble of synchronicity and energy. Daughters of Ada Cecchi (who was, herself, a pupil of Marguerite Long), Katia and Marielle had a childhood filled with music. Their musical ambitions started at an early age and they rose to international fame with their contemporary rendition of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue (one of the first gold records in classical music) and have since developed a stunning career with performances worldwide. Artists' website ››
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET with PEDJA MUZIJEVIC, piano
Established in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as one of the world's great ensembles. Called “witty, buoyant, and wickedly attentive” (The Gazette, Montreal), with a “peerless” sense of ensemble (Financial Times, London), the quartet is celebrated for its “smoldering intensity” (Washington Post), and “flexibility, dramatic fire and… hint of rock 'n' roll energy” (LA Times). SLSQ performs around the world and has served as Ensemble-in-Residence at Stanford University since 1998. Artists' website ››
Hailed by critics as a "thinking" musician with engaging stage presence and a gratifying combination of virtuosity and eloquence, pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with other artists and ensembles. The London Financial Times eloquently sums him up as “a virtuoso with formidable fingers and a musician with fiercely original ideas about the music he plays.” Artist's website ››
2016-2017 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS
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