The first concert features Trio Duende, which includes co-artistic director Tom Stone, Avery Fisher Career award winning cellist Sophie Shao and Naumberg Award winning pianist Awadagin Pratt. The name "Duende", inspired by Gabriel Garcia Lorca's writing on the subject, is meant to represent the indescribable in art and the human experience. ECMS co-artistic director Tom Stone and pianist Awadagin Pratt met as teenagers and formed a bond usually reserved for brothers. Cellist Sophie Shao is the perfect partner for the trio, bringing her own fire and force of will to the mix. This new trio fuses three individual artists uncompromising and yet sympathetic to each other.
Preview Awadagin Pratt | In Concert | On Sesame Street!
Preview Tom Stone
Preview Sophie Shao
Date & Time | September 11, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Vladimir Feltsman, Piano
November will feature pianist Vladimir Feltsman, one of the world's most thoughtful and probing pianists whose childhood began in the Soviet Union and who was featured on 60 Minutes for his brave and daring emigration to the US during the height of the Cold War. Feltsman's music making is also brave and daring and he is a true sage of the keyboard.
Date & Time | November 6, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Adler Fellows of SF Opera
The Adler Fellowship program is a multi-year performance-oriented residency for opera's most promising young artists. The program has launched the careers of many of the artists performing on SF Opera stage and on stages around the world. This is your opportunity to hear tomorrow's opera stars today!
Date & Time | January 29, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past twenty-five years the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international recognition as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University's Jacob School of Music in March 2012, the Pacifica was previously the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received this year's Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
www.pacificaquartet.com | Preview Pacifica Quartet
Date & Time | May 26, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.