Max Richter with the ACME ensemble
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Inspired equally by The Beatles and Bach, punk rock and ambient electronica, composer and musician Max Richter defies definition. His work encompasses concert music, operas, ballets, and multiple film and theatre scores. He is joined by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), a group dedicated to performing new music across genres. Together they will perform Infra and music from The Blue Notebooks. Full price tickets: $55
with Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 8 p.m.
The Jerusalem Quartet partners with husband-and-wife duo Pinchas Zukerman, violin and viola, and Amanda Forsyth, cello, for a redolent and dramatic evening of late romantic works. The sextet performs the opening of Strauss' Capriccio, the composer's final opera and culmination of his work in the genre, along with Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 and Schoenberg's Transfigured Night. Full price tickets: $70
Daniel Hope and Friends: "Air – A Baroque Journey"
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Based on Daniel Hope's album of the same name, Air – A Baroque Journey traces the development of modern violin through the Baroque era as musicians and composers sought more extravagant and original ways to express themselves on this fascinating new instrument. His selections showcase the range and diversity of music produced during this time. Hope plays the violin known as "Ex-Lipinski," created in 1742 by Guiseppe Guarneri del Gesu. Full price tickets: $50
Lise de la Salle, piano
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
At only 29 years old, Lise de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today's most exciting young artists and as a musician of uncommon sensibility and maturity. Recent album releases have displayed her mastery of Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. 2017 saw the release of "Bach Unlimited," a shining and subtle concept album built around the timelessness of Bach's music. In 2014, she was invited to become the first Artist-in-Residence of the Zurich Opera. Full price tickets: $45
Ray Chen, violin
with Riko Higuma, piano
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Ray Chen rose to prominence via the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elizabeth Competitions where he took top honors and has since built a global following that enahnces and inspires the classical audience. Chen has become known as a pioneer in the industry in the area of audience interaction, using the opportunities of new technologies to expand classical music to a new and eager public beyond the walls of the concert hall. He plays the 1715 "Joachim" Stradivarius violin. Full price tickets: $55
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
with Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Renowned for its versatility, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO) has earned a preeminent position among both Czech and Europe’s top symphonic ensembles. The orchestra is highly sought after and has worked with some of the world’s most prolific composers, conductors, and performers such as Ennio Morricone, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, and Plácido Domingo. CNSO performs an evening of Czech music including Dvorak’s 9th Symphony and is accompanied by mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard. Full price tickets: $80 (Please note: this concert was originally scheduled for Sunday, February 17, 2019)
Eric Owens & Lawrence Brownlee
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Two of opera's leading vocalists join dynamic forces for an evening of music ranging from opera to spirituals. Lawrence Brownlee is the most in-demand bel canto tenor in the world and makes his return to the Schwartz Center with bass-baritone Eric Owens, who has brought his powerful and expansive voice to stages around the world. Full price tickets: $60