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Itzhak Perlman: In The Fiddler's House
Itzhak Perlman: In The Fiddler's House
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


More than twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman released his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. The collection of traditional klezmer songs was also filmed as a PBS special, which earned Perlman his third Emmy Award. In this live performance, Perlman revisits this meaningful, personal project with special guests.

Professor Planethead’s Symphonic Space Adventure
Professor Planethead’s Symphonic Space Adventure
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2:00pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Join Professor Planethead on his musical journey through outer space complete with visually captivating NASA projections and dancers from Backhausdance. Hear the Orange County Youth Symphony perform music from Holst’s The Planets and raise your lightsabers as you hear “The Imperial March” from Star Wars.
Sat 1/19/19 2:00PM Professor Planethead’s Symphonic Space Adventure


Classical Music 101
Classical Music 101
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10:30am
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Whether you are new to classical music or a seasoned listener, deepen your understanding and appreciation of classical music with Classical Music 101 with KUSC's Brian Lauritzen. Free admission, tickets required.
Sun 1/20/19 10:30AM Classical Music 101


LA Phil with Jean-Yves Thibaudet
LA Phil with Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


LA Phil's Principal Guest Conductor and Musical America’s 2017 Conductor of the Year, Susanna Mälkki leads the LA Phil for its annual Orange County visit, featuring Grammy-nominated pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Sun 1/20/19 3:00PM LA Phil with Jean-Yves Thibaudet


LBMF Opening Night: Music Meets Dance
LBMF Opening Night: Music Meets Dance
Friday, February 8, 2019, 8pm
Laguna Playhouse


Opening night of the 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival features award-winning pianist and Festival Artistic Director Joyce Yang and cellist Efe Baltacigil creating a dreamlike rhythmical world on stage with dance-inspired musical works. The second half features Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performing “Dream Play,” a work by acclaimed Brazilian-Swedish choreographer Fernando Melo.
Fri 2/8/19 8:00PM LBMF Opening Night: Music Meets Dance


LBMF: It Takes Two to Tango
LBMF: It Takes Two to Tango
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8pm
Laguna Playhouse


A duo recital built around André Previn’s virtuosic three-part piece Tango, Song, and Dance, Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich and Festival Artistic Director and pianist Joyce Yang showcase dance inspired pieces from different cultures.
Sat 2/9/19 8:00PM LBMF: It Takes Two to Tango


LBMF: Romantic Masterworks
LBMF: Romantic Masterworks
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3pm
Laguna Playhouse


The 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival culminates in a passionate musical exploration of romance-themed masterworks. In this pre-Valentine’s Day concert, Festival Artistic Director Joyce Yang is joined by friends and special guests.
Sun 2/10/19 3:00PM LBMF: Romantic Masterworks


Kodo's One Earth Tour: <i>Evolution</i>
Kodo's One Earth Tour: Evolution
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 7pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Captivating audiences with the "primal power and bravura beauty" (The Chicago Tribune) of taiko, Japanese taiko drumming troupe Kodo's One Earth Tour: Evolution production showcases the exciting taiko performance repertoire composed under the artistic direction of famed Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando.
Sun 2/10/19 7:00PM Kodo's One Earth Tour: Evolution


Chinese New Year Celebration:<br>
China National Beijing Opera Company & Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra
Chinese New Year Celebration:
China National Beijing Opera Company & Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra
Monday, February 18, 2019, 8pm
Segerstrom Hall


Celebrate Chinese New Year and experience a dazzling combination of vocal artistry, costumes and acrobatics, along with works that honor centuries-old musical traditions, performed by the internationally renowned China National Beijing Opera Company and the spectacular Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra.
Mon 2/18/19 8:00PM Chinese New Year Celebration:
China National Beijing Opera Company & Hubei Chime Bells National Chinese Orchestra


Sir András Schiff, piano
Sir András Schiff, piano
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 3pm
Soka Performing Arts Center


A consummate master pianist, Sir András makes a special recital appearance on the Philharmonic Society's series. The Washington Post raves, "To attend an András Schiff recital is to enter a secular temple to music."
Sun 2/24/19 3:00PM Sir András Schiff, piano


Johannes Moser & Till Fellner
Johannes Moser & Till Fellner
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 8pm
Samueli Theater


Cellist Johannes Moser and pianist Till Fellner team up for an evening of chamber music pitting Beethoven against music of the early 20th century.
Tue 2/26/19 8:00PM Johannes Moser & Till Fellner


Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Hailed as "an artist to treasure" (New York Times), American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham rose to the highest echelon of international performers within just a few years of her professional debut, and is a master of an astonishing range of repertoire and genres.
Wed 2/27/19 8:00PM Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano


Russian National Orchestra
Russian National Orchestra
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


One of the world's top orchestras, the Russian National Orchestra returns to Orange County with founder and music director Mikhail Pletnev and pianist George Li, Silver medalist in the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Thu 2/28/19 8:00PM Russian National Orchestra


Beatrice Rana, piano
Beatrice Rana, piano
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Gramophone’s 2017 “Young Artist of the Year,” Beatrice Rana is making waves on the international classical music scene, arousing admiration and interest from conductors, critics and audiences around the world.
Wed 3/6/19 8:00PM Beatrice Rana, piano


Sixth Annual<br>High School Orchestra Festival
Sixth Annual
High School Orchestra Festival
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12pm-9pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

The Philharmonic Society's sixth annual Invitational High School Orchestra Festival spotlights the young talent of Orange County's high schools performing on the professional stage of the world-class Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Come and enjoy an all-day musical showcase of our County's talented students!
Sat 3/9/19 12:00PM Sixth Annual
High School Orchestra Festival


Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion
Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


An international phenomenon, Grammy Award-winning tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain is one of the foremost percussionists of the contemporary world whose brilliant and exciting performances have established him as a national treasure of India. This Masters of Percussion performance showcases Indian ragas, rhythms and traditional dance.
Wed 3/27/19 8:00PM Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion


Australian Chamber Orchestra
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


The Australian Chamber Orchestra lives and breathes music, making waves around the world for their explosive performances and brave interpretations. This performance is led by violinist Richard Tognetti and features pianist Paul Lewis.
Thu 4/4/19 8:00PM Australian Chamber Orchestra


Havana Cuba All-Stars: Asere!
Havana Cuba All-Stars: Asere!
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Back by popular demand! Comprised of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians and backed by three of Cuba’s finest dancing couples, the high-energy Havana Cuba All-Stars bring a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles, showcasing a wide variety of infectious Cuban rhythms and melodies, from the cha cha to the rumba and from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa.
Sat 4/6/19 8:00PM Havana Cuba All-Stars: Asere!


Murray Perahia, piano
Murray Perahia, piano
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


One of the most sought after and cherished artists of our time, Grammy Award-winning pianist Murray Perahia is celebrated worldwide as a musician of rare musical sensitivity.
Thu 4/18/19 8:00PM Murray Perahia, piano


<i>20th Anniversary Tour</i><br>Silkroad Ensemble<br>Heroes Take Their Stands
20th Anniversary Tour
Silkroad Ensemble
Heroes Take Their Stands
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 8pm
Segerstrom Hall


Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble seamlessly melds musical traditions from all over the world. Hear the Ensemble join forces with folklorist Ahmad Sadri for a five-part multimedia work, Heroes Take Their Stands, a cycle of stories that spans time, space, and the human experience.
Tue 4/30/19 8:00PM 20th Anniversary Tour
Silkroad Ensemble
Heroes Take Their Stands


Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis
Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Joshua Bell joins with longtime musical partners Steven Isserlis and Jeremy Denk for an evening of chamber works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Ravel.
Thu 5/9/19 8:00PM Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis


Anne-Sophie Mutter & Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin
Anne-Sophie Mutter & Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin
Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter teams up with principal wind players from the Vienna Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic for Mozart's brilliant Violin Concertos.
Tue 6/25/19 8:00PM Anne-Sophie Mutter & Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin