Previously this season…

Nathan Gunn, baritone &  Julie Jordan Gunn, piano

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Nathan Gunn has a deserved reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day.  As an opera singer, his many roles include the title roles in Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Hamlet.  In addition, he performs regularly in concert, both with orchestras and as a recitalist and has wowed audiences at recent performances at Alice Tully Hall, Zankel Hall, Cal Performances and Wigmore Hall among others.  As a passionate advocate for new American opera and song, Mr Gunn was recently invited to be Director of the American Repertoire Council at the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

“Nathan Gunn has effectively become the voice of American opera.” – Washington Post

Richard Goode, piano

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic era music.

“Goode’s playing is thrilling from first to last.” – Gramophone

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Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. An exquisite technique and ingenious flair for tonal color are the hallmarks which make him one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world.

“With virtuosity of this calibre, allied to a probing musical intelligence, the sky’s the limit.” – The Independent

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Hilary Hahn, violin

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In the two decades since her professional debut, Hilary Hahn has followed her passion for adventurous programming, delving into core repertoire, contemporary music, and less familiar classic compositions with equal commitment; and bringing virtuosity, expansive interpretations, and daring repertoire choices to diverse global audiences.

“Born in 1979, she started out as a prodigy of rare clarity and virtuosity and has developed into a daring, mature artist eager for new collaborations and repertory.” – New York Times

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Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano & David Zobel, piano

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

“Perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” according to the New Yorker, 2012 Grammy Award Winner Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences and critics alike across the globe. With a voice “nothing less than 24-carat gold” as proclaimed by The Times, she is among the world’s most enchanting performers and the winner of many honors including most recently the 2010 Gramophone Artist of the Year.

“By the end of the evening, the vivacious American mezzo-soprano had the sold-out house practically eating out of the palm of her hand…Joyce DiDonato has few if any peers as a song recitalist.” – Chicago Tribune

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All concerts begin at 7:30pm at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

Join us prior to each concert at 6:45pm in the Marzitelli Foyer for a pre-concert talk.

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