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Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano<br>Concert #1
Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano
Concert #1
Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


The winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his sister, rising-star pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, combine their talents for a thrilling display of exceptional musical skills in the first of their 3-concert residency.
Sun 10/25/20 3:00PM Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano
Concert #1


Danish String Quartet
Danish String Quartet
Saturday, November 7, 2020 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


Musical America’s 2020 Ensemble of the Year, the Danish String Quartet celebrates the Nordic music from their heritage with beloved and cherished folk arrangements along with classical favorites.
Sat 11/7/20 7:00PM Danish String Quartet


Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Hilary Hahn, violin<br>Concert #2: Mozart
Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Hilary Hahn, violin
Concert #2: Mozart
Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


Named "America's Best Young Classical Musician" by Time magazine (2001), violinist Hilary Hahn continues to awe audiences with her second virtual artist-in-residence performance featuring Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 “The Turkish” with a new cadenza and rondo written by Hilary.
Sat 11/14/20 7:00PM Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Hilary Hahn, violin
Concert #2: Mozart


Jeremy Denk, piano
Jeremy Denk, piano
Saturday, November 21, 2020, 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


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.
Sat 11/21/20 7:00PM Jeremy Denk, piano


Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano<br>
Concert #2
Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano
Concert #2
Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


For their second virtual residency appearance, the equally talented brother-sister duo, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, bring their lyrical depth and expressive nuance in this riveting chamber performance.
Sun 11/22/20 3:00PM Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano
Concert #2


Triumph Over Adversity
Triumph Over Adversity
Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


Principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic Anthony McGill and principal flute of the Seattle Symphony Demarre McGill join together as Artistic Directors for the Triumph Over Adversity Festival, a free multi-day virtual series of concerts and educational and community outreach offerings advocating for social change on and beyond classical music’s stages.
Thu 12/10/20 7:00PM Triumph Over Adversity


Triumph Over Adversity
Triumph Over Adversity
Friday, December 11, 2020 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


On the second day of the Triumph Over Adversity Festival, please join us and professional musicians Anthony and Demarre McGill for an evening of performance and conversation.
Fri 12/11/20 7:00PM Triumph Over Adversity


Stephen Hough, piano
Stephen Hough, piano
Friday, December 11, 2020, 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


The first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough performs Romantic works by Liszt and Schumann in this virtual recital performance.
Fri 12/11/20 7:00PM Stephen Hough, piano


Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Hilary Hahn, violin<br>Concert #3: Auerbach, Abels, and Ginastera
Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Hilary Hahn, violin
Concert #3: Auerbach, Abels, and Ginastera
Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


Internationally celebrated soloist Hilary Hahn closes her virtual residency in this showstopping finale of technical perfection featuring the premiere of a newly commissioned piece by composer Michael Abels.
Sat 12/12/20 7:00PM Virtual Artist-in-Residence: Hilary Hahn, violin
Concert #3: Auerbach, Abels, and Ginastera


Triumph Over Adversity
Triumph Over Adversity
Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


The final night of our Triumph Over Adversity Festival ends with thoughts and performances by Anthony and Demarre McGill, two of the few African-American musicians in professional orchestras.
Sat 12/12/20 7:00PM Triumph Over Adversity


Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano<br>
Concert #3
Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano
Concert #3
Sunday, December 20, 2020 3:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


In the final concert of their virtual artist residency, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason end with a spellbinding performance marked by impeccable technique and virtuosity.
Sun 12/20/20 3:00PM Virtual Artist in Residence: Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, cello & piano
Concert #3


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, January 9, 2021, 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


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 Carmen Suite.

Tetzlaff Quartet
Tetzlaff Quartet
Saturday, January 16, 2021, 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE


One of the world’s most fascinating chamber ensembles, the Tetzlaff Quartet returns with an all-Beethoven program of the composer's late string quartets.

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 8:00PM
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.

Vadym Kholodenko and Brooklyn Rider
Vadym Kholodenko and Brooklyn Rider
Sunday, January 24, 2021, 3:00PM
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Winner of the coveted Gold Medal at the 2013 Cliburn Piano Competition, piano virtuoso Vadym Kholodenko teams up with string Brooklyn Rider in a chamber performance highlighting the performers' commanding technique and creative interpretations.

Joshua Bell, violin
Joshua Bell, violin
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 8:00PM
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.

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, 8:00PM
Irvine Barclay Theatre


Multi-Grammy-nominated 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


Smetana Trio
Smetana Trio
Tuesday, 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.

George Li, piano
George Li, piano
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 8:00PM
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, featuring Beethoven’s famous “Moonlight Sonata.”

LBMF Opening Night: Counterpoint
LBMF Opening Night: Counterpoint
Friday, March 26, 2021, 8:00PM
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
Saturday, March 27, 2021, 8:00PM
Location TBA


Listed in Forbes’ “30 under 30” list of people changing the world (2011), Artistic Director Conrad Tao brings his deft touch and brilliant musicianship to Laguna Beach Music Festival in a program highlighting the versatility of the piano.

LBMF: Change This Thread on Which We Move
LBMF: Change This Thread on Which We Move
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 3:00PM
Location TBA


A stunning musician at just 25, Conrad Tao closes the 2021 Laguna Beach Music Festival with his youthful energy and creative musical spirit.

Alisa Weilerstein & Inon Barnatan
Alisa Weilerstein & Inon Barnatan
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 8:00PM
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


MacArthur Fellow cellist Alisa Weilerstein returns to Orange County with Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient pianist Inon Barnatan for an evening of musical artistry.

Brentano Quartet
Brentano Quartet
Friday, April 9, 2021, Time TBD
Venue TBD


Celebrated as “passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding” (London Independent), the critically acclaimed Brentano Quartet bring their luxuriously warm sound and yearning lyricism for a special Orange County performance.

Jerusalem Quartet<br>
with Zukerman and Forsyth
Jerusalem Quartet
with Zukerman and Forsyth
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 8:00PM
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 his String Quintet in F major.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 8:00PM
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.

Danish String Quartet
Danish String Quartet
Sunday, May 16, 2021, 3:00PM
Samueli Theater


The Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet makes a much anticipated return to Orange County for an electrifying chamber music performance.

Sergio Assad and Clarice Assad<br>
with Third Coast Percussion
Sergio Assad and Clarice Assad
with Third Coast Percussion
Friday, May 28, 2021, 8:00PM
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.

Augustin Hadelich, violin & Orion Weiss, piano
Augustin Hadelich, violin & Orion Weiss, piano
Monday, June 14, 2021, 8:00PM
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Musical America's 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year, violinist Augustin Hadelich is joined by pianist Orion Weiss, a protégé of Emanuel Ax, for an extraordinary performance showcasing phenomenal technique and gorgeous tone.

Renée Fleming, soprano
Renée Fleming, soprano
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 8:00PM
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Multi-Grammy-winning soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences in a recital of beloved songs and arias that highlight her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence.