Sun, Feb. 9, 2020 at 3 pm
Sat, Feb. 15, 2020 at 8 pm
Sat, Feb. 22, 2020 at 8 pm
Sun, Mar. 1, 2020 at 3 pm
Sat, Mar. 14, 2020 at 8 pm
RAFAL BLECHACZ, piano
Sun, Mar. 29, 2020 at 8 pm
Sun, Apr. 5, 2020 at 3 pm
Sat, May 2, 2020 at 8 pm
Sun, May 10, 2020 at 3 pm (perfect for Mother's Day)
All performances will be at Herbst Theatre
Apollon Musagéte Quartet
Sun, Feb 9 at 3 pm
Gold Medalist at the prestigious ARD Competition, this Polish group cuts a striking presence on stage, performing standing up and projecting intense energy and drama. They have wide-ranging experience, both studying with members of the Alban Berg Quartet and also touring with Tori Amos. Their performances are vivid and memorable.
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Sat, Feb. 15 at 8 pm
Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano-duo experience. “Exhilarating” (Gramophone). “An almost telepathic understanding of each other’s musicianship, and transcendental technique” (The Straits Times). Don’t miss them!
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Sat, Feb. 22 at 8 pm SF Recital Debut
Born to a distinguished musical family (violinists Dmitri Sitkovetsky and Julian Sitkovetsky and pianist Bella Davidovich), this violinist’s appears with some of the world’s top orchestras, and collaborates with such artists as Janine Jansen, Julia Fischer, Maxim Rysanov, Misha Maisky, Eric Le Sage, Polina Leschenko and Julian Rachlin.
Olga Kern, piano
Sun, March 1 at 3 pm
With her charismatic stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and jaw-dropping technique, this glamorous Russian pianist was the first woman in thirty years to win the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn Competition. She has gone on to collaborate with such artists as Vladmir Spivakov, Kathleen Battle and Renée Fleming.
Sat, March 14 at 8 pm
With a sound suffused with warmth and romanticism, this French-Belgian group is sought after worldwide. They are currently performing complete cycles (of Beethoven, Shostakovich or Weinberg) in Wigmore Hall (part of a three-year residency), Philharmonie de Paris. Jerusalem, Taipei, Lyon, Badenweiler, Manchester, Amsterdam and Utrecht.
Rafal Blechacz, piano
Sun, March 29 at 3 pm
In 2005, this Polish virtuoso, “one of the pianistic giants of our time” (The Sunday Times), swept the field at the Warsaw Chopin Competition in 2005, winning the Gold and every award possible. Then, in 2014, he won the $300,000 Gilmore Award. Blechacz is known for his poetic interpretations infused with sincerity and directness.
Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano
Sat, May 4 at 8 pm
Ms Weilerstein performs with the world’s top orchestras, under such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi, Zubin Mehta, Yuri Temirkanov, Osmo Vänskä, and Jaap van Zweden. “One of the most admired pianists of his generation” (New York Times) Mr. Barnatan was the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic, and is the incoming Music Director of the La Jolla Music Society Summerfest. BEETHOVEN CELLO SONATAS
Sat, April 25 at 8 pm
“Viva Piazzolla!” (Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla) featuring the Telegraph Quartet
One of the most stupendous prodigies of any generation, Sarah Chang is now among classical music’s most captivating performers, collaborating with such conductors as Masur, Gergiev, Dudamel and Jansons, and playing chamber music with such artists as Ashkenazy, Bronfman, Zukerman, Argerich, Lynn Harrell, Isaac Stern and Yo-Yo Ma. The Telegraph Quartet won the prestigious Naumburg Competition.
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Sat, May 2 at 8 pm
This Van Cliburn Gold Medalist’s flourishing career is based on a deeply probing and illuminating musicality. His recitals have garnered critical acclaim in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Boston, Chicago, Paris, London and Milan. Mr. Nakamatsu is currently co-Artistic Director of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival.
Brandenburgs & More
Sun, 10 at 3 pm (perfect for Mother's Day)
The virtuosic, ebullient Brandenburg Concertos reflect one of the happiest and most productive periods in Bach's life, and they remain enduringly popular. At least one of the Brandenburgs will be featured, as part of our annual tradition of presenting these and other merry masterpieces, featuring the dazzling string ensemble Archetti.