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Opening Night: All-Mozart<br>
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Opening Night: All-Mozart
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Opening Night of the Philharmonic Society 2018-19 season features the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale performing an all-Mozart program, including the Litaniae Lauretanae, the joyful concert aria Exsultate, Jubilate, and the charming Coronation Mass.
Thu 10/4/18 8:00PM Opening Night: All-Mozart
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale


Academy of St Martin in the Fields<br>
Chamber Ensemble
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Chamber Ensemble
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8pm
Samueli Theater


Comprised of principal players of the renowned Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Academy Chamber Ensemble is praised for its “splendid playing; impeccable sound and balance” (Gramophone).
Wed 10/10/18 8:00PM Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Chamber Ensemble


Mariinsky Orchestra
Mariinsky Orchestra
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Musical fireworks abound as the Mariinsky Orchestra—christened “Russia’s musical crown jewel” by the New York Times—returns under the baton of its Grammy Award-winning music director Valery Gergiev.
Sat 10/20/18 8:00PM Mariinsky Orchestra


Taiwan Philharmonic
Taiwan Philharmonic
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Following the Taiwan Philharmonic's triumphant U.S. debut in Costa Mesa in 2016, the Los Angeles Times declared, "The Taiwan Philharmonic is overdue for a major U.S. tour." This fall, the Taiwan Philharmonic (known as the National Symphony Orchestra at home) returns with music director Shao-Chia Lü and pianist Stephen Hough.
Tue 10/30/18 8:00PM Taiwan Philharmonic


Czech Philharmonic & Alisa Weilerstein
Czech Philharmonic & Alisa Weilerstein
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Led by new music director Semyon Bychkov, the Czech Philharmonic performs Dvorák's Cello Concerto, featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and works by Tchaikovsky. This is the first of two performances by the Czech Philharmonic during their Orange County residency.
Wed 11/7/18 8:00PM Czech Philharmonic & Alisa Weilerstein


Czech Philharmonic & Kirill Gerstein
Czech Philharmonic & Kirill Gerstein
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


The second performance of the Czech Philharmonic's Orange County residency features pianist Kirill Gerstein in Tchaikovsky's celebrated Piano Concerto No. 1, along with Dvorák's Symphony No. 7.
Thu 11/8/18 8:00PM Czech Philharmonic & Kirill Gerstein


Dover Quartet
Dover Quartet
Sunday, November 25, 2018, 3pm
Samueli Theater


Hailed as “the next Guarneri Quartet” (Chicago Tribune), the Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.
Sun 11/25/18 3:00PM Dover Quartet


A Family Concert: Holst's The Planets
A Family Concert: Holst's The Planets
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 10:30am
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Join us for a family concert soaring across the solar system as we mark the centennial premiere of Gustav Holst's The Planets! Performed by the Philharmonic Society's very own Orange County Youth Symphony, this universal masterpiece is led by guest conductor Elena Schwarz, from the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2018/2019 Dudamel Fellowship Program.
Sun 12/2/18 10:30AM A Family Concert: Holst's The Planets


St. Lawrence String Quartet
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3pm
Samueli Theater


Passionate and dynamic performers, the St. Lawrence String Quartet is renowned for the intensity of its performances, its breadth of repertoire, and its commitment to concert experiences that are at once intellectually exciting and emotionally alive. They will perform Haydn's complete set of Op. 20 string quartets.
Sun 12/9/18 3:00PM St. Lawrence String Quartet


Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Get in the spirit of the festive holiday season as the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra fills the concert hall with the sounds of wailing trumpets and toe-tapping rhythms in a swingin’ evening of holiday favorites and beloved standards.
Wed 12/19/18 8:00PM Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra


Holidays with The 5 Browns
Holidays with The 5 Browns
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


An extraordinary holiday experience, five Steinway pianos fill the concert hall stage as the widely celebrated quintet of piano-playing siblings known as The 5 Browns perform beloved holiday music from Bach, The Nutcracker, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Leroy Anderson (Sleigh Ride).
Thu 12/20/18 8:00PM Holidays with The 5 Browns


Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 8pm
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall


Grammy-nominated pianist Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique.
Tue 1/15/19 8:00PM Marc-André Hamelin, piano


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.
Thu 1/17/19 8:00PM Itzhak Perlman: In The Fiddler's House


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
LBMF Opening Night
Friday, February 8, 2019, 8pm
Laguna Playhouse


The 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival features guest artistic director and award-winning pianist Joyce Yang in solo and collaborative performances.
Fri 2/8/19 8:00PM LBMF Opening Night


LBMF Night 2
LBMF Night 2
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8pm
Laguna Playhouse


The 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival features guest artistic director and award-winning pianist Joyce Yang in solo and collaborative performances.
Sat 2/9/19 8:00PM LBMF Night 2


LBMF Closing Concert
LBMF Closing Concert
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3pm
Laguna Playhouse


The 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival features guest artistic director and award-winning pianist Joyce Yang in solo and collaborative performances.
Sun 2/10/19 3:00PM LBMF Closing Concert


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


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
Wednesday, February 27, 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.
Wed 2/27/19 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


The Super Trio: Joshua Bell-Steven Isserlis-Jeremy Denk
The Super Trio: Joshua Bell-Steven Isserlis-Jeremy Denk
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 The Super Trio: Joshua Bell-Steven Isserlis-Jeremy Denk


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