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Yuja Wang, piano
Yuja Wang, piano
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Musical America’s Artist of the Year (2017), Yuja Wang has proven her place among the world’s leading musicians. She establishes an exceptional presence onstage, performing with emotional depth that draws you “into the world of each composer with compelling immediacy” (Financial Times).
Thu 2/20/20 8:00PM Yuja Wang, piano


<i>Chaplin's Smile</i>: A Musical Tribute to Charlie Chaplin
Chaplin's Smile: A Musical Tribute to Charlie Chaplin
Friday, February 28, 2020, 8:00pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre


An unmistakable and endearing character in his bowler hat and mustache, Charlie Chaplin composed almost all of the music in his films. Along with film clips, Chaplin's love songs, arranged for piano and violin, will be juxtaposed with those great composers he was influenced by, including Debussy, Stravinsky, Brahms, and Gershwin.
Fri 2/28/20 8:00PM Chaplin's Smile: A Musical Tribute to Charlie Chaplin


Joshua Bell & Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell & Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Led by music director and celebrated violinist Joshua Bell, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields is internationally acclaimed for its distinctive and polished sound. Together, they bring this refined quality to Paganini’s impressively demanding and intricate Violin Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven’s revered Fifth Symphony.
Tue 3/3/20 8:00PM Joshua Bell & Academy of St Martin in the Fields


High School Orchestra Festival
High School Orchestra Festival
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11:00AM
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Showcasing the incredible talent of the next generation of musicians, this festival presents youth orchestras from all over Orange County as they perform in a world-class concert hall.
Sat 3/7/20 11:00AM High School Orchestra Festival


OCYS Plays Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
OCYS Plays Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 4pm
Soka Performing Arts Center


The Orange County Youth Symphony performs a captivating program, pairing Beethoven’s strikingly powerful Egmont Overture with the intense, yet at times, tender Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture.
Sun 3/15/20 4:00PM OCYS Plays Beethoven and Tchaikovsky


Rotterdam Philharmonic & Lahav Shani
Rotterdam Philharmonic & Lahav Shani
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


The young Israeli conductor taking the classical music world by storm, Lahav Shani leads the Rotterdam Philharmonic in an all-Beethoven program, including the energetic and celebratory Seventh Symphony and the elegant Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring Lahav Shani as the soloist himself.
Tue 3/24/20 8:00PM Rotterdam Philharmonic & Lahav Shani


Augustin Hadelich & Orion Weiss
Augustin Hadelich & Orion Weiss
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 8pm
Samueli Theater


Musical America's 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year, violinist Augustin Hadelich joins with pianist Orion Weiss, a protégé of Emanuel Ax, for an extraordinary performance showcasing phenomenal technique and gorgeous tone.
Thu 3/26/20 8:00PM Augustin Hadelich & Orion Weiss


Mnozil Brass
Mnozil Brass
Friday, March 27, 2020, 8pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre


Seamlessly blending technical virtuosity and comedic brilliance, Mnozil Brass has become an international sensation. Often likened to Monty Python, the Austrian brass septet combines offbeat humor, physical comedy, and serious chops performing original compositions, classical favorites, jazz standards, and popular hits.
Fri 3/27/20 8:00PM Mnozil Brass


Music Matters: Rhythm, Music and Dance
Music Matters: Rhythm, Music and Dance
Sunday, March 29, 2020, 3pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


This third concert in our Family series features the Orange County Youth Symphony, Anaheim Ballet, and a guest host exploring the concepts of rhythm, music and dance and their unity on stage through movement—all in a friendly, family focused one-hour program.
Sun 3/29/20 3:00PM Music Matters: Rhythm, Music and Dance


Brooklyn Rider & Magos Herrera: "Dreamers"
Brooklyn Rider & Magos Herrera: "Dreamers"
Friday, April 17, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Mexican-born songstress Magos Herrera and the omnivorous string quartet Brooklyn Rider join forces for an unforgettable musical journey, reinterpreting classics of the era from Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Spain, and celebrating such luminaries as Octavio Paz, Federico García Lorca, and Rubén Darío.
Fri 4/17/20 8:00PM Brooklyn Rider & Magos Herrera: "Dreamers"


Bomsori Kim & Rafal Blechacz
Bomsori Kim & Rafal Blechacz
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 3pm
Samueli Theater


Stars of numerous prestigious international music competitions, South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim and Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz are two of today's most vibrant emerging musical personalities.
Sun 4/19/20 3:00PM Bomsori Kim & Rafal Blechacz


Les Violons du Roy with Avi Avital
Les Violons du Roy with Avi Avital
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Mandolin player Avi Avital, whose astonishing virtuosity has established him as a star on the international classical music scene and a driving force behind the reinvigoration of the mandolin repertory, joins Les Violons du Roy in works by Bach and Vivaldi.
Wed 4/29/20 8:00PM Les Violons du Roy with Avi Avital


A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary with the Kronos Quartet
A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary with the Kronos Quartet
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 7:30pm
Segerstrom Hall


Premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, A Thousand Thoughts features the Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet live-scoring this documentary from Oscar-nominated filmmakers Sam Green and Joe Bini about the quartet's legendary classical career.
Thu 4/30/20 7:30PM A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary with the Kronos Quartet


Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Friday, May 15, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who became a household name worldwide after playing at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, joins the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and its new music director Jaime Martín for Saint-Saëns' captivating and brilliant Cello Concerto No. 1. Also on the program are Beethoven's Third Symphony and the world premiere of a new work by Derrick Spiva.
Fri 5/15/20 8:00PM Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason


OCYS 50th Season Finale
OCYS 50th Season Finale
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 4pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hal


The Orange County Youth Symphony presents it monumental 50th season finale, featuring Sarah Chang, one of the foremost violinists of our time, in Dvorák’s ravishing Romance in F minor and Ravel’s virtuosic Tzigane.
Sun 5/17/20 4:00PM OCYS 50th Season Finale


Renée Fleming, soprano
Renée Fleming, soprano
Saturday, May 23, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


A National Medal of Arts recipient and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, Renée Fleming has solidified her position as one of the most highly acclaimed singers of our time. She’s been called the “go-to soprano for royals [and] world leaders” (The Guardian) with a voice that “soars with the force of an uncontainable soul” (The New Yorker).
Sat 5/23/20 8:00PM Renée Fleming, soprano


City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, October 11, 2020, 3pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Opening Night of the Philharmonic Society’s 2020-21 season features Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla leading the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Ravel's waltz-inspired La Valse and Debussy’s animated La Mer. Violinist Gidon Kremer joins them for Weinberg’s splendid Violin Concerto.

Gustavo Dudamel & LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel & LA Phil
Sunday, October 18, 2020, 7:30pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Grammy Award-winning conductor Gustavo Dudamel brings the LA Phil for its annual Orange County visit to perform a riveting program.

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra makes its first Orange County appearance in years under the baton of its Music Director Lahav Shani.

Danish String Quartet
Danish String Quartet
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 5:30pm
Westside Museum/Boathouse Collective


Musical America’s 2020 Ensemble of the Year, the Danish String Quartet showcases musical treasures from their Nordic heritage with arrangements of beloved folk music.

Danish String Quartet
Danish String Quartet
Sunday, November 15, 2020, 3:00PM
Samueli Theater


Musical America’s 2020 Ensemble of the Year, the Danish String Quartet makes a much anticipated return with Shostakovich’s emotionally rich String Quartet No. 10 and Schubert’s hauntingly transcendent String Quartet No. 15.

Mozart’s Requiem with<br>
Orchester Wiener Akademie
Mozart’s Requiem with
Orchester Wiener Akademie
Friday, November 20, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Conductor Martin Haselböck conducts the leading Austrian period instrument orchestra--Orchester Wiener Akademie--in Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful choral masterpiece, Requiem.

Jeremy Denk, piano
Jeremy Denk, piano
Saturday, November 21, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, Jeremy Denk performs Romantic works by Chopin and Schumann, as well as Beethoven’s final piano composition, Piano Sonata No. 32.

Harlem 100
Harlem 100
Sunday, November 22, 2020, 7pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre


Today's most exciting Harlem musicians and dancers bring a multi-media show that captures the sights and sounds of the Harlem Renaissance paying homage to icons such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, the Apollo Theater and the Cotton Club.

Vienna Boys Choir
Vienna Boys Choir
Friday, November 27, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


The angelic-voiced musicians of the Vienna Boys Choir celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a delightful program of Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, Christmas hymns, and holiday carols.

Tetzlaff Quartet
Tetzlaff Quartet
Friday, December 4, 2020, 8pm
Samueli Theater


One of the world’s most fascinating chamber ensembles, the Tetzlaff Quartet makes an Orange County return with an all-Beethoven program.

Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


First prize winner at the 2015 Chopin International Competition, rising star pianist Seong-Jin Cho makes his much-anticipated return to Orange County to perform Brahms’ beloved Six Pieces for Piano and Schumann’s whimsical Humoresque.

The Holidays with Canadian Brass
The Holidays with Canadian Brass
Thursday, December 17, 2020, 8pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre


Celebrate the holidays with the internationally renowned, award-winning Canadian Brass performing seasonal favorites, holiday classics, and brass standards in an entertaining evening of virtuosic playing and heartwarming humor.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, January 9, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and revered jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis bring a program featuring Dubussy’s Rhapsody for Alto Sax and Ibert’s Concertino da Camera.

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


With his commanding technique and searching interpretations, celebrated Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes performs a colorful solo program of works by Janácek, Bartók and Schumann.

Bach Collegium Japan
Bach Collegium Japan
Saturday, January 23, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Led by Maestro Masaaki Suzuki, the internationally renowned Bach Collegium Japan performs an all-Bach program, including Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Cantata ‘Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen’ BWV 51, containing the famous “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring."

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
Friday, January 29, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

One of the oldest symphony orchestras in Russia, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s powerful Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique,” joined by virtuoso pianist Vadym Kholodenko for Grieg’s youthful Piano Concerto in A minor.

Joshua Bell, violin
Joshua Bell, violin
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell returns to Orange County in a recital that will enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity and captivating stage presence.

KODO One Earth Tour: Legacy
KODO One Earth Tour: Legacy
Sunday, February 14, 2021, 7pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


After an electrifying performance in 2019, Kodo, the world’s preeminent taiko drumming group, returns to Orange County with the thunderous vibrations from their newest world tour in this heart-racing Valentine’s Day performance.
Sun 2/14/21 7:00PM KODO One Earth Tour: Legacy


Brentano Quartet with Dawn Upshaw
Brentano Quartet with Dawn Upshaw
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 3pm
Soka Performing Arts Center


Five-time Grammy-winning vocalist Dawn Upshaw joins the Brentano String Quartet in “The Dido Project,” a soprano monodrama exploring the strong yet vulnerable character of Dido from Purcell’s famous opera Dido and Aeneas.

Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinese New Year Celebration
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 7pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Usher in the Year of the Ox with the world’s premier pipa virtuoso Wu Man in a variety of musical and visual performances celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Astor Piazzolla at 100<br>
with Philippe Quint and Members of the Joffrey Ballet
Astor Piazzolla at 100
with Philippe Quint and Members of the Joffrey Ballet
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 8pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre


Multi-Grammy-winning violinist Phillippe Quint and members of the world-class, Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet celebrate the centennial of tango legend Astor Piazzolla in a performance of music and dance.
Tue 2/23/21 8:00PM Astor Piazzolla at 100
with Philippe Quint and Members of the Joffrey Ballet


Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet
Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet
Saturday, February 27, 2021, 8pm
Soka Performing Arts Center


A chamber ensemble from the world-renowned orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet consists of three permanent members of the orchestra— Konzertmeister Andreas Buschatz, violist Matthew Hunter, and cellist Knut Weber—with award-winning pianist Markus Groh.

Smetana Trio
Smetana Trio
Wednesday, March 2, 2021, 8:00PM
Samueli Theater


A 2017 BBC Music Magazine Award-winner, the Smetana Trio returns to Orange County in a performance of radiant grandeur and focused precision.

National Orchestra of Mexico
National Orchestra of Mexico
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Grammy-nominated pianist Gabriela Montero joins Musical America’s 2019 Conductor of the Year Carlos Miguel Prieto and the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico in a riveting performance concluding with the thundering rhythms of Revuelta’s The Night of the Mayas.

George Li, piano
George Li, piano
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


After a showstopping performance with the Russian National Orchestra in 2019, International Tchaikovsky Competition Silver Medalist George Li returns in his Orange County recital debut.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Festival:<br>
Mozart and Shostakovich
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Festival:
Mozart and Shostakovich
Friday, March 12, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


The 62-time Grammy-winning Chicago Symphony Orchestra and revered conductor Riccardo Muti open their three-day music festival with Mozart’s elegant, yet grand Violin Concerto No. 4 and Shostakovich’s dramatic and captivating Symphony No. 10.
Fri 3/12/21 8:00PM Chicago Symphony Orchestra Festival:
Mozart and Shostakovich


Chicago Symphony Orchestra Festival:<br>
Verdi, Schifrin, and Brahms
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Festival:
Verdi, Schifrin, and Brahms
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


On the second night of the festival, Musical America’s 2010 Musician of the Year Riccardo Muti leads the world-renowned Chicago Symphony in Lalo Schifrin’s Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra written specifically for soloist Gene Pokorny and works by Verdi and Brahms.
Sat 3/13/21 8:00PM Chicago Symphony Orchestra Festival:
Verdi, Schifrin, and Brahms


Chicago Symphony Orchestra Festival:<br>
Chamber Concert
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Festival:
Chamber Concert
Sunday, March 15, 2021, 3pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre


In the last performance of the festival, see select members from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in an up-close setting, as musicians charm audiences in an intimate chamber concert.

LBMF Opening Night: Counterpoint
LBMF Opening Night: Counterpoint
Friday, March 26, 2021, 8pm
Location TBA


In his Artistic Director debut, pianist and composer Conrad Tao opens the 2021 Laguna Beach Music Festival dazzling audiences with his astonishing musical innovation and artistry.

LBMF: Its Brilliance Almost Frightened Me
LBMF: Its Brilliance Almost Frightened Me

LBMF: Change This Thread on Which We Move
LBMF: Change This Thread on Which We Move

Alisa Weilerstein & the Trondheim Soloists
Alisa Weilerstein & the Trondheim Soloists
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


MacArthur Fellow cellist Alisa Weilerstein returns to Orange County with the 10-time Grammy-nominated Trondheim Soloists in a program from their highly praised album Verklarte Nacht celebrated for its fluid, effortless dialogue between instruments.

Jerusalem Quartet<br>
with Zukerman and Forsyth
Jerusalem Quartet
with Zukerman and Forsyth
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Virtuoso violinist Pinchas Zukerman joins cellist Amanda Forsyth and the remarkable Jerusalem Quartet in a program featuring Dvorák’s enchanting String Sextet and Bruckner’s Adagio from String Quintet.

Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble
Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble
Friday, April 23, 2021, 8pm
Soka Performing Arts Center


Five-time Grammy-winning bassist and composer Edgar Meyer is joined by the Scottish Ensemble, a string orchestra known for devising imaginative, innovative spirit, in a program that features a new concerto by Meyer, along with standard classical pieces.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Two-time Grammy-nominated pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns to Orange County performing the entirety of Debussy’s expressive Préludes.

Sergio Assad and Clarice Assad<br>
with Third Coast Percussion
Sergio Assad and Clarice Assad
with Third Coast Percussion
Friday, May 28, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


In an exploration of global music traditions, legendary guitarist Sergio Assad, along with Clarice Assad’s spellbinding vocals and the rhythms of Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion, will take audiences on a vast musical journey grounded in familiar stories.
Fri 5/28/21 8:00PM Sergio Assad and Clarice Assad
with Third Coast Percussion


The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Anne Sofie von Otter
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Anne Sofie von Otter
Saturday, May 29, 2021, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


With an unbridled energy, dedication and exceptional sound, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen is joined by the lyrical vocals of mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter in Schubert’s masterful work.
Sat 5/29/21 8:00PM The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Anne Sofie von Otter