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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


Four-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter teams up with leading 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


Camera Lucida
Camera Lucida
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 3pm
Samueli Theater


True to the original social function of chamber music, Camera Lucida is a project of friendship and personal exploration—a chamber music collaboration between musicians with diverse backgrounds, including principal members of the San Diego Symphony, performance faculty of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and Columbia University, and guests from the international chamber music world.

LA Phil with Esa-Pekka Salonen
LA Phil with Esa-Pekka Salonen
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Grammy Award-winning conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the LA Phil in works by Salonen and Bartók, joined by Gramophone’s 2017 Young Artist of the Year, violinist Daniel Lozakovich, for Tchaikovsky’s irresistible Violin Concerto.

Richard Goode, piano
Richard Goode, piano
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


A magisterial presence at the keyboard, 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 music.

Danish String Quartet
Danish String Quartet
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8pm
Samueli Theater


Since its debut in 2002, the Danish String Quartet has become one of the most sought-after quartets in the world, earning numerous accolades, including being named winner of the 11th London International String Quartet Competition and coveted appointments with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s highly regarded CMS Two program and with BBC Radio 3 as a New Generation Artist.

Vivaldi's <i>The Four Seasons</i>:<br>Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons:
Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Led by violinist and music director Daniel Hope, the Zurich Chamber performs Vivaldi’s classic The Four Seasons along with works from Hope's recent recording for Deutsche Grammophon, My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin, which pays tribute to his dear friend and mentor.
Wed 11/20/19 8:00PM Vivaldi's The Four Seasons:
Zurich Chamber Orchestra


"The Spirit of the Season" with Voctave
"The Spirit of the Season" with Voctave
Saturday, December 14, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


An 11-member a cappella ensemble with professional roots with Walt Disney World entertainment, Voctave is known for their chart-topping performances of Disney and Broadway hits, modern pop covers, and holiday favorites.
Sat 12/14/19 8:00PM "The Spirit of the Season" with Voctave


Duke Ellington's <i>Nutcracker</i><br>with Duke Ellington Orchestra
Duke Ellington's Nutcracker
with Duke Ellington Orchestra
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 7pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Jazz up your holidays with Duke Ellington’s dazzling reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, performed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra!
Sun 12/15/19 7:00PM Duke Ellington's Nutcracker
with Duke Ellington Orchestra


JCT Trio
JCT Trio
Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 8pm
Samueli Theater


Three renowned visionary artists of the next generation—violinist Stefan Jackiw, pianist Conrad Tao, and cellist Jay Campbell—combine talents in this eclectic new piano trio, JCT (pronounced “junction”).

Emanuel Ax, piano
Emanuel Ax, piano
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax makes a special recital appearance in an all-Beethoven program, including the three Op. 2 sonatas, which the composer dedicated to Joseph Haydn.

San Diego Symphony with Edo de Waart
San Diego Symphony with Edo de Waart
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 3pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Dutch conductor Edo de Waart leads the San Diego Symphony in an all-Beethoven program, including his Egmont Overture and Symphony Nos. 4 and 6 ("Pastoral").
Sun 1/26/20 3:00PM San Diego Symphony with Edo de Waart


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


One of the world’s preeminent classical artists, Grammy Award-winning conductor and violinist Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the classical music world for more than four decades. Zukerman returns leading the London-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, an ensemble widely regarded for its exceptional quality and versatility.
Tue 1/28/20 8:00PM Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman


Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas, Part I<br>
with Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas, Part I
with Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Friday, January 31, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Grammy Award-winning violinist Midori and renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet team up for a series of three concerts covering all ten of Beethoven's Violin Sonatas. An exclusive West Coast engagement of this complete cycle, the opening concert of the cycle showcases Sonata Nos. 1, 4, 8 and 7.
Fri 1/31/20 8:00PM Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas, Part I
with Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet


Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas, Part II<br>
with Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas, Part II
with Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 3pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Grammy Award-winning violinist Midori and renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet team up for a series of three concerts covering all ten of Beethoven's Violin Sonatas. Part two of this exclusive West Coast engagement of the complete cycle showcases Sonata Nos. 5, 6, and 10.
Sat 2/1/20 3:00PM Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas, Part II
with Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet


Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas, Part III<br>
with Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas, Part III
with Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Grammy Award-winning violinist Midori and renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet team up for a series of three concerts covering all ten of Beethoven's Violin Sonatas. An exclusive West Coast engagement of the complete cycle, the cycle concludes with Sonata Nos. 2, 3, and 9 ("Kreutzer").
Sat 2/1/20 8:00PM Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas, Part III
with Midori & Jean-Yves Thibaudet


LBMF Opening Night: Ray Chen in Recital
LBMF Opening Night: Ray Chen in Recital
Friday, February 7, 2020, 8pm
Venue TBD


Opening Night of the 2020 Laguna Beach Music Festival features Festival Artistic Director and internationally acclaimed violinist Ray Chen in recital with works by Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Bach, Debussy, and Ravel.
Fri 2/7/20 8:00PM LBMF Opening Night: Ray Chen in Recital


LBMF: Ray Chen & Friends
LBMF: Ray Chen & Friends
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8pm
Venue TBD


Festival Artistic Director and violin virtuoso Ray Chen and special guests for Bach's Double Violin Concerto and Ástor Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Daniil Trifonov, piano
Daniil Trifonov, piano
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 3pm
Soka Performing Arts Center


Grammy Award-winning Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov–winner of Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year award–has been declared “without question the most astounding pianist of our age” (The Times of London).

LBMF: Ray Chen & Dover Quartet
LBMF: Ray Chen & Dover Quartet
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 3pm
Venue TBD


Ray Chen joins forces with the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble Dover Quartet exploring rich works by Chausson and Elgar in the 2020 Laguna Beach Music Festival’s closing night.

<i>More Forever</i>: <br>Conrad Tao with Caleb Teicher & Co.
More Forever:
Conrad Tao with Caleb Teicher & Co.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Using vernacular jazz, tap dance, and Lindy Hop with a new contemporary score for piano and electronics by Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Conrad Tao, this sonic journey will brush away the fine line between movement and music and expand the expressive capacity of American music and dance.
Wed 2/12/20 8:00PM More Forever:
Conrad Tao with Caleb Teicher & Co.


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


Celebrated for her charismatic artistry and captivating stage presence, sensational piano dynamo Yuja Wang returns to Orange County with a vivid recital performance.

<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


One of the most celebrated violinists of his time, Joshua Bell returns with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in a program featuring Paganini's virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven’s beloved Fifth Symphony.
Tue 3/3/20 8:00PM Joshua Bell & Academy of St Martin in the Fields


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 Seventh Symphony and Piano Concerto No. 5 (the "Emperor"), featuring pianist Nelson Freire.
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.

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.

Boston Pops Esplanade & Randy Newman - Cancelled
Boston Pops Esplanade & Randy Newman - Cancelled
Sunday, March 29, 2020, 7pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Replacement artist to be announced soon.
Sun 3/29/20 7:00PM Boston Pops Esplanade & Randy Newman - Cancelled


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.

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"<br>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


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


Internationally renowned superstar soprano Renée Fleming returns for a recital of beloved songs and arias.